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Trial banning flavored tobacco in Massachusetts town reduced number of products on shelves by 70% and cut teen users by 6%

Bans on flavored tobacco products reduce their availability and cut down on the number of teenagers who use them, a new study reveals.  Researchers from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health looked at a trial of such a ban in the town of Lowell - 30 miles from Boston - that was enacted in October 2016.  They found that, within six months of the policy being implemented, the number of products on shelves was reduced by 70 percent and teen users fell by six percent.  Read more...

 

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