A majority of adolescents who are puffing, vaping or chewing a tobacco product for the first time prefer one with flavor, suggesting that fruity, tangy, spicy or minty flavorings add a powerful allure to the uninitiated, according to an LA Times news article.
In a nationwide survey of US children ages 12 to 17, the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products found that among those trying a hookah, electronic cigarette, cigar or regular cigarette for the first time, 89%, 81%, 65% and 50%, respectively, chose to try their tobacco product with an added flavoring.
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