Sugar and Smoke

With names like “Double Click Crisp” and “Ice Blast,” flavored cigarettes are designed to appeal to young smokers. And they are increasingly popular in Latin America, where 370,000 people die every year from tobacco-related diseases.
 
A report from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control describes a study of cigarette retailers near primary and secondary schools in 5 countries in Latin America. Flavored cigarettes—mostly brands sold by large, multinational companies—were displayed prominently by the cashier and near candy and sugary drinks.
 
The report argues for prohibiting tobacco flavorings and the display of all tobacco products at retail points of sale.
 
Source: Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control

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