Youth group delivers anti-flavoured tobacco message to Alberta’s government


A youth action group, led by Lloydminster, Alta. high school student Jianna Marin, hand delivered roughly 4,400 postcards to Alberta’s health minister on Friday, May 30.

Each postcard contained a message to urge Alberta’s government to proclaim a new law that would ban flavoured tobacco from store shelves.

“Alberta youth support a ban on all flavoured tobacco products” said Marin after wrapping up a month-long tour visiting high school students across the province.

“I have met with hundreds of high school students throughout the province and they want government action now. Students have been sharing their experiences with flavoured tobacco and it’s definitely a serious problem in Alberta high schools. Every school that I have visited is currently struggling with flavoured tobacco use.

“We cannot allow tobacco companies to keep targeting youth with this blatant marketing scheme.”

The delivery of the postcards were delivered one day before World No Tobacco Day on May 31.

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