City wants to stop kids from trying menthol cigarettes

Posted: 7/25/2013

From CBS 2:

The city of Chicago is launching a new effort to try to stop young people from taking up smoking, by targeting menthol cigarettes.

WBBM Newsradio's Bernie Tafoya reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the Chicago Board of Health to come up with ways to try to convince teenagers not to use menthol cigarettes, which is how many youth start smoking.

"They're easier to pick up, especially for kids. We know they're more difficult to quit," Chicago Public Health Department Commissioner Dr. Bachara Choucair said on the CBS 2 Morning News. "Then the third thing we know is that they are more addicting than regular cigarettes." Read more.