Flavored Cigarettes Banned As Of Today

New rules about tobacco marketing that targets young people go into effect this week as part of the Family Smoking Prevention and Control Act. Among the rules: No candy- or fruit-flavored cigarettes.

We understand the logic behind banning candy-flavored cigarettes, but we have to admit that having had “candy cigarettes” as a child, we’re convinced that the real scam is candy companies taking advantage of the popularity of cigarettes to pass off chalk as candy.

The rule also bans a bunch of other stuff.

Candy and Fruit Flavored Cigarettes Now Illegal in United States; Step is First Under New Tobacco Law [FDA]