Candy cigarettes have officially been banned by the Food and Drug Administration.
The ban is a part of the Family Smoking Prevention and Control Act. Officials have been arguing for years to eliminate candy cigarettes because of the likelihood that children would eventually move on to the real thing.
A recent poll revealed that 22 percent of current or one-time smokers ate candy cigarettes during their childhood. On the contrary, just 14 percent of non-smokers used the fake cigarettes.
Flavored cigarettes were banned a year ago when the original law was put into act. Now all of the fake smokes have been banned.
The Family Smoking Prevention and Control Act was signed into law in June 2009.
by RTT Staff Writer
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