Farewell fruity fags.
Candy-, fruit- and alcohol-flavored cigarettes will be harder to
find now that the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has agreed to stop
selling them in 39 states. All flavored Camels, Kools and Salem cigarettes will be removed from the shelves. Anti-tobacco advocates call
the settlement a good first step, but they will continue to push for a
total ban of all flavored tobacco products. A bill in Hawaii that would
do that died during the past legislative session. Tobacco companies
argue that the flavored cigarettes are only marketed to adults looking
to change brands. But surveys show that young smokers are more likely to
give them a try.