cigars http://wamc.org en Anti-Cancer Groups Want Candy Flavored Cigars Banned http://wamc.org/post/anti-cancer-groups-want-candy-flavored-cigars-banned <p>Anti-cancer groups are seeking to ban the sale of fruit and chocolate flavored cigars in New York State that they say are targeted toward children.</p><p>The products include chocolate, strawberry and, grape flavored cigars, which sell for under a dollar at common convenience stores. There are also, available on line, &nbsp;gummy bear and cookie dough flavored chewing tobacco and other related products. &nbsp;The Cancer Society’s Blair Horner says they aren’t candy, but are actual tobacco products aimed at kids and to get them used to using the addictive substance.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 66073 at http://wamc.org Anti-Cancer Groups Want Candy Flavored Cigars Banned Blair Horner: Regulating Cigars http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-regulating-cigars <p>It&rsquo;s summertime.&nbsp;</p><p>That means kids swimming in the pool, going to camp and &ndash; of course - smoking their first cigar.</p><p>Shocked?&nbsp; Every year, more than 1,000,000 kids try their first cigar.&nbsp; And, if the cigar companies have their way, you won&rsquo;t be able to do much about it.</p><p>After intensive lobbying by cigar companies, Congress is about to vote on an amendment that would exempt many cigars from any regulation at all.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:45:00 +0000 41833 at http://wamc.org