By Natalie Duddridge
Keeping children away from flavored e-cigarettes is the goal of a new campaign launched today at city hall.
Sixth-grader Yael Mintz may look small, but her voice is big, reports CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge.
She’s adding to the growing chorus calling for a ban on menthol and flavored e-cigarettes.
“I want to keep Juul and other e-cigarettes away from me my friends and other kids our age,” she said. “The flavors are like ‘Oh, hey, it’s for kids it’s like candy for us. I’m not saying that vapes or Juul should be banned entirely, I just think that flavors are what’s really getting kids.”
Gummy bears and cotton candy are just some of the flavors advocates worry entice kids.
Local leaders joined with parents and medical professionals to launch the “Flavors Hook Kids” awareness campaign on the steps of City Hall.