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New campaign against flavored tobacco launches in NYC

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Posted at 6:12 AM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 06:14:22-04

NEW YORK (AP) — A new effort to discourage children from smoking flavored tobacco has begun in New York City.

The campaign announced Wednesday, called Flavors Hook Kids NYC, is a partnership of the NAACP, the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Cancer Society and other organizations.

The coalition says it will launch advertisements to educate the public about the dangers of menthol and flavored tobacco and how many children get hooked on cigarettes after trying flavored products.

The group says that more than three-fourths of kids who reporting having tried tobacco say they started with a flavored product.