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| Novel products in fruit and candy flavors latest tactic to lure kids|
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Apple, grape, peach, strawberry, cherry, orange.
"It's like Starbursts" says Roberta Hurtado, 17, of Orlando, Florida.
But the flavored products that have Florida communities up in arms aren't candy. They're tobacco products including little cigars, chewing tobacco and newer smokeless products shaped in pellets, sticks and other easily concealed forms. In addition to their sweet flavors, these products are often sold in brightly colored packages that are attractive to kids.
About 100 communities across Florida have adopted resolutions urging businesses to stop selling fruit-and liqueur-flavored tobacco products, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
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