Send a letter to your members of Congress to ask them to cosponsor the SAFE Kids Act (S.655 & H.R. 2498) which will help prevent the loss of another generation to tobacco products and put an end to our youth e-cigarette epidemic
We applaud Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) for introducing the Stopping Appealing Flavors in E-Cigarettes for Kids Act or the (SAFE Kids Act) legislation (S. 655 & HR 2498), which prohibits virtually all flavors in tobacco products and will limit attracting youth in using e-cigarettes and cigars. If passed, the SAFE Kids Act will dramatically change the current e-cigarette marketplace and lower the rate of youth e-cigarette and cigar use.
Over the last year alone, high-school use of e-cigarettes has increased 78 percent, and middle school use has increased 48 percent. More than 3 million youth use e-cigarettes, making them the most popular form of tobacco among youth. In addition to e-cigarettes, the use of cigars by youth has also become a significant public health concern. These drastic increases in youth use can be attributed to appealing candy and fruit flavorings that accompany these devices.
The bottom line: unless all flavored tobacco products are prohibited, kids will continue to be attracted to the appealing candy and fruit flavored tobacco products.