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Baltimore's Ban on Sale of Single, Cheap Cigars Will Protect Kids and Health
Date:1/14/2009

been the fastest growing segment of the expanding cigar market. Between 1998 and 2006, consumption of large cigars increased by 45 percent, while small cigar consumption increased by 154 percent. After cigarette smoking, cigar smoking is the second most common form of tobacco use among youth. The most recent data show that in 2007, 13.6 percent of high school students were current cigar smokers.

We applaud the leadership shown by Mayor Dixon and Health Commissioner Sharfstein and urge them to quickly implement the proposed regulation.

For more information, please see our fact sheet on cigars and the health harms they cause at www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0333.pdf.


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