Banning Flavored Cigarettes Reduced Smoking Among Young Americans.

A comparison of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2002 and 2017 revealed a 43% decline in
smoking among teens and a 27% decline in smoking among young adults, which experts credit to the banning
of flavored cigarettes in 2009. Study leader Dr. Matthew Rossheim writes, “This shows incredible promise for
future comprehensive bans of flavored tobacco products, including those in e-cigarettes, which to-date have
received significant exemptions… Policymakers should take note of the evidence from this study and pass
legislation to extend flavor bans to other tobacco and nicotine products.”

Journal of Adolescent Health, July 2020