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A new report details the tobacco industry's efforts to market tobacco to youth and a local anti-tobacco advocate says parents need to be on the lookout. Several health groups, including the American Cancer Society, issued the report saying e-cigarettes are now sold in more than 7000 flavors, cigars in 250 flavors like Gummy Bear, Cotton Candy, Chocolate and Cherry Dynamite.

Locally, Community Health Specialist Corie Zelazoski says the flavored marketing of tobacco is geared toward young people...

An anti-tobacco advocate says the public might have relaxed about smoking in public, but tobacco companies continue to target youth.

The Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition held a "Lunch and Learn" session to talk about the change in corporate tobacco marketing techniques. Many tobacco products are made to look like candy. With fewer adults smoking, the goal, say anti-tobacco advocates is to get younger people interested in tobacco.