Myth: It’s Hard for Minors to Buy Flavored Cigarillos

Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Personal Narrative, Youth

Sporting super-sized ID-cards that spell out the reality of young adult access to tobacco products in urban communities of color, students from the Community Health Advocates School (CHAS) at August Hawkins High School take to the streets of South Central LA and to the hallways of high school to bust this tobacco-related myth: It’s hard for minors to buy flavored cigarillos.
The Truth About Flavor is a youth leadership and media production pilot program in South Central Los Angeles about flavored cigarillos. A collaboration between Legacy, Public Matters, L. A. Freewaves, and students from Community Health Advocates School at Augustus Hawkins High School, it seeks to cultivate a cadre of youth health advocates who are motivated and poised to inform their community about the dangers of flavored cigarillos.