Tobacco Is Changing
The program coordinator for the 5 Counties for Tobacco Free Living encourages people to check out the state Department of Health Services’ awareness campaign called “Tobacco is Changing.” Sandy Bernier of the Fond du Lac County Health Department says it’s aimed at the candy-flavored tobacco products tobacco companies are marketing. Banana Split and Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough are just a few of the flavors offered. Bernier points out the electronic cigarette makers also used candy flavors, but those vaping products also have harmful chemicals in them too including liquid nicotine. Parents are encouraged to have a talk with their kids about those types of products. Talking points are available at the tobaccoischanging.com website.