Tobacco Free Lancaster County Celebrates Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action
Tobacco Free Lancaster County (TFLC, www.tobaccofreelancastercounty.org) joins educators, parents, youth, and health advocates across the nation in celebrating Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action on April 1. Some may think tobacco use is a thing of the past since we don’t see many youth smoking cigarettes, but the tobacco industry’s continued marketing and emerging products that appeal to youth has ensured it’s an ongoing concern.
Gummi Bear and Blue Raz Cotton Candy are just a couple of the over 15,000 different flavors available for vaping (which also contain nicotine), often packaged to look like candy. Flavored nicotine pouches are another new product that promotes discrete use for youth and young adults. It’s no secret that tobacco products are marketed by promoting flavors and using a wide variety of media channels that are appealing to youth and young adults.
TFLC wants to make sure our community isn’t forced by Big Tobacco’s marketing tactics. They celebrate Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action by raising awareness of the continued problem of tobacco use in our community while encouraging youth to reject the tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing tactics and remain tobacco-free.
Funding for Tobacco Free Lancaster County is provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. If you are ready to quit tobacco, call 1-(800) QUIT-NOW for free confidential help getting started. Find out more including tips and resources at www.tobaccofreelancastercounty.org.