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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a resident of San Diego County and a supporter of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), I ask that you take steps to protect youth from the dangers of all flavored tobacco products.








I urge you to support an ordinance to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products without exemptions. We need to rid store shelves of flavored tobacco, and that includes all flavors and all products. Only comprehensive restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco will be effective in addressing the public health crisis we face. That means restricting the sale of menthol cigarettes as well as all other flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco and hookah. I believe exemptions for tobacco products like smokeless tobacco or hookah would be a mistake that could potentially cause young people in San Diego to chase the flavors that got them addicted in the first place and encourage them to substitute one type of tobacco product for another.

In California alone, at least 50 localities have restricted the sale of flavored tobacco products, including the County of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento.
When this item comes before you on January 14th, I ask you to please vote for an ordinance to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products in San Diego County without exemptions for hookah or smokeless tobacco.
Thank you in advance for your leadership in protecting youth in San Diego County.


Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]