Friday, October 2, 2009

FDA bans flavored cigarettes | Booster Shots | Los Angeles Times

Next on the endangered products list: Donuts!
FDA bans flavored cigarettes | Booster Shots | Los Angeles Times: "The Food and Drug Administration said this morning that it is, effective immediately,�banning cigarettes with fruit, candy or clove flavors because they lure adolescents into smoking. 'Almost 90% of adult smokers start smoking as teenagers. These flavored cigarettes are a gateway�for many children and young adults to become regular smokers,' said FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg. Studies have shown that 17-year-old smokers are three times as likely to use flavored cigarettes as those over the age of 25."