According to a government study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, suggests that cigars flavoured to taste like fruit have become popular among teens and are inclining them towards smoking.
The study-based on a 2011 survey of nearly 19,000 students, grades 6 through 12- found that sales of regular and flavoured cigars have boomed in the last 12 years. It is conducted to gauge their use found that about 1 in 30 middle and high school kids said they smoke the compact, sweet-flavoured cigars.
According to The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentages rise as kids get older, to nearly 1 in 12 high school seniors. They also suggested that sweet flavouring can mask the harsh taste of tobacco and make smoking more pleasant.
Smoking fruit-flavoured cigars is a dangerous trend as the so-called small cigars look like cigarettes, addict as much as cigarettes and they kill like cigarettes.
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