March 21, 2023 by
Lucy Gardner Carson
Pulmonologist L. E. Faricy, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics
(MARCH 21, 2023) Pediatric pulmonologist L. E. Faricy, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, supports state and national youth health advocates who want Vermont to join Massachusetts and California in banning the retail sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, according to VTDigger.
A Senate bill, S.18, would do that. This is the third legislative session in a row in which Health and Welfare Committee Chair Ginny Lyons and other supporters have tried to push the ban through. “All across the state, the stories are really similar,” Faricy said in testimony last month. “We are seeing a lot of youth use, and a lot of youth nicotine dependence and a lot of difficulty in quitting.”
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