Medicine’s Erika Trapl discusses tobacco policies

Health experts sound off against ‘paper tiger’ tobacco policies in Senate budget

cleveland.comErika Trapl, associate professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, noted that a toothless version of a prohibition on flavored e-cigarette sales—coupled with a “preemption” rule that would block Ohio’s progressive cities from passing local tobacco laws stricter than those set by conservative state lawmakers—would reverse years of progress cutting down on tobacco use.