Dozens testify to Connecticut lawmakers about possible flavored tobacco ban

Connecticut lawmakers heard dozens of people testify Monday - both for and against - a possible tobacco flavor ban.

News 12 Staff

Feb 9, 2021, 12:29 AM

Updated 1,194 days ago

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Connecticut lawmakers heard dozens of people testify Monday - both for and against - a possible tobacco flavor ban.
A new bill would make it a criminal offense to sell menthol cigarettes or vape pods.
Health advocates say they're too attractive to teenagers. Critics say menthol products are also popular with Black customers, and that they're worried about police abuse.
Critics say it's hypocritical to ban flavored tobacco while also pushing for legalized marijuana.


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