By NATALIE CARLISLE
Monroe County Safe Communities Coalition
One of the fastest-changing industries is one of the most dangerous and overlooked: tobacco. While cigarette smoking rates have dropped, tobacco companies have new tactics and products to hook youth and young adults. These products include e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and flavored tobacco, often known as “OTP” (other tobacco products).
These new products are still highly addictive and can cause serious health issues in the long run. They are not taxed like cigarettes;