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(WTNH) — News 8 brings together a robust panel including doctors, business owners, lawmakers, and anti-tobacco advocates to break down a proposal to ban flavored tobacco products in Connecticut.
- Senator Saud Anwar, 3rd district, CT State Senate
- Matt Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
- William Tong, Connecticut Attorney General
- Dr. Melanie Sue Collins, Pediatric Pulmonologist, Connecticut Children’s
- Michelle Seagull, Commissioner, Department of Consumer Protection
- Nichola Hall, Bridgeport NAACP
- Jonathan Shaer Executive Director, New England Convenience Store and Energy Marketers Association
- Andrew O’Bright President, Connecticut Chapter of Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association
- Nickey Kollie Director of Member Services & Legislative Affairs, Connecticut Energy Marketers Association
WATCH: Legislators working to protect teens from tobacco products. Is a ban effective?
WATCH: Right now, the governor’s plan does not ban menthol cigarettes. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
WATCH: Thoughts on how well the state does on enforcing the law when it comes to convenience stores selling tobacco/vape products to those under age.
WATCH: Should responsible adults who use tobacco products be willing to give up flavored products available to protect kids?
WATCH: What does vaping do to teens? Long-term effects?
WATCH: Former smokers who have switched to vaping say they want the choice of flavors that legislators are looking to ban. Is it a mistake to take away flavored vape products for these smokers?
WATCH: What’s the big deal of menthol cigarette smoking? Why is it so important for lawmakers to ban menthol in their legislation? What about the black market?
WATCH: Toll of flavored tobacco products on teens
WATCH: Final thoughts from panelists