Providence bans flavored tobacco products


A ban on certain flavored tobacco products has gone into effect in Providence. On Thursday, Rhode Island’s capital city prohibited the sale of flavored cigarettes and cigars in an effort to prevent children and teenagers from using the products. City officials said tobacco companies often market fruit-, chocolate-, or candy-flavored tobacco products to young smokers. The rules do not apply to the sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes. The new law also prohibits retailers from accepting tobacco coupons or offering multipack discounts.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of