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Hawaii lawmakers are urged to stop sales of flavored e-cigs and tobacco

  • Video by Mark Ladao and Kristen Consillio

    State health officials and lawmakers are pushing to ban flavored tobacco products in Hawaii.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Jessica Medrano, above left, Dilbuil Floyd Nakagawa, Alexis Cortes and Agnes Brown were demonstrating against flavored-tobacco products at the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii’s Youth Council on Monday in front of the state Capitol.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    On the state Capitol lawn, Dr. Kazuma Nakagawa talked about the hazards of vaping by kids.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Students and public-health advocates addressed the more than 15,000 flavors used in tobacco and vape products as a way to hook kids. Along with the launch of the new website FlavorsHookKidsHI.org, a new visual display was unveiled Monday at the state Capitol featuring large fruit and candy shapes and letters that spell out “Candy flavored tobacco hooks kids.”

State health officials and lawmakers are pushing to ban flavored tobacco products in Hawaii. Read more

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