Ask your state rep to vote YES on HB 274 Retail Tobacco Specialty Business Amendments!
Flavored tobacco is immensely appealing to youth with its colorful, fun and delicious look and taste, which is why use of flavored tobacco products is on the rise. Unfortunately, flavored tobacco use increases likelihood of tobacco addiction and adult use of tobacco products — meaning flavored tobacco is a gateway to addiction for Utah youth. Nearly 3/4 of the flavored tobacco used by kids comes from convenience stores where age restrictions have proven difficult to enforce and these harmful products remain visible and accessible to youth. HB 274 Retail Tobacco Business Amendments proposes to reduce youth exposure and access to flavored tobacco products by limiting the sale of these products to specialty tobacco retailers that prohibit youth entrance and comply with restriction procedures.