California’s new advertising campaign, “Flavors Hook Kids,” tackles the problem of youth becoming hooked on nicotine. Parents and concerned adults are warned about the increasing availability of tobacco products with enticing flavors, and new e-cigarette devices called “pod mods.” The devices are disguised to look like flash drives and other objects making them easy to conceal at home or school.
This infographic is based off of the CTCP Flavored Tobacco Fact Sheet and provides information through pictures of the public health threat posed by flavored tobacco products, consequences to youth, and ways to protect the community from these harmful products.
This infographic is based off of the CTCP Menthol and Cigarettes Fact Sheet and provides information through pictures of the public health threat posed by menthol cigarettes; the disproportional marketing and use of menthol cigarettes by youth, African Americans, and members of the LGBTQ community; and ways to protect the community from these harmful products.
This White Paper summarizes evidence and research on the impact of flavored and mentholated tobacco products on public health. The White Paper presents evidence linking flavored and mentholated tobacco products with the initiation of and sustained tobacco use by youth and other priority populations, and the resulting negative health effects.
This White Paper provides an overview of the authority of a state or local government to restrict or prohibit the sale or distribution of flavored tobacco products.
Minty Death 2016
This photo gallery on the California Tobacco Control Program's TobaccoFreeCA website shows the negative health impact of menthol cigarettes, particularly to the African-American community.
Kids and the Tobacco Predator Video 2016
This video on the California Tobacco Control Program's TobaccoFreeCA website educates viewers on the use of flavorings and colorful packaging by the tobacco industry to target kids.