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<br />Orozco, Norma <br />From:Lynda Barbour <> <br />Sent:Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:49 PM <br />To:eComment <br />Subject:Comments for 11/16/21 <br />Thank you for discussion this very important topic to end the sale of Flavored tobacco in Santa Ana. <br /> <br />Our families are counting on your action to end the sale of ALL Flavored tobacco products <br />In our work at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, we often meet grieving families who have lost <br />loved ones to tobacco-related diseases like lung cancer, bladder cancer, and cancers in oral cavities. These diseases <br />might have been prevented if it were not for the victim being addicted to tobacco at a young age. For many, the lure of <br />flavored products, like menthol, got them to try smoking or dipping, and then that lure became a trap; <br />menthol anesthetized the throat, and sweet flavors masked the harsh taste. They were soon addicted and many tried <br />multiple times to quit this habit. <br /> <br />Unfortunately, it was too late for them. <br /> <br />But it is not too late to help youth to never become addicted. <br />The City can remove the lure of all flavored tobacco products, including vapes and any nicotine based product, by <br />removing them from the shelves of your city. This reduces access, and limits exposure of product promotion; this <br />reduces the chance that young people will EVER start. You can save lives with your action. <br />Thank you! <br />Lynda Barbour <br /> <br /> <br />Lynda Barbour, MPH <br />Senior Government Relations Director, So.California & Grant Program <br />619.682.7416 | m: 619.742.4861 | f: 619.296.0928 <br /> <br />American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. <br /> | 1.800.227.2345 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />This message (including any attachments) is intended exclusively for the individual to whom it is addressed and may contain proprietary, protected, or confidential <br />information. If you are not the named addressee, you are not authorized to read, print, copy, or disseminate this message or any part of it. If you have received <br />this message in error, please notify the sender immediately. <br /> <br /> <br />1 <br />