1/25: Ending the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products: A Social & Environmental Justice Issue

Thursday, January 25th, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET


The tobacco industry wrote the playbook for all other industries that rely on predatory practices that harm human, environmental and ecological health. That playbook leads to premature death and reduced quality of life for communities, particularly those already experiencing health and economic disparities. As such, efforts to advance policies to end the sale of flavored tobacco products have social and environmental justice implications. Maine Public Health Association joined with dozens of other health, education, and business partners on a multi-year campaign to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products in Maine. We’ve made progress, but the work continues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the toll of tobacco use in Maine
  • Describe flavored tobacco products
  • Describe environmental impacts of tobacco use and waste
  • Describe disproportionate harms of tobacco industry practices and the social justice implications