Medicine’s Erika Trapl shares concerns related to flavored tobacco ban

Ohio Republicans want to ban flavored vapes, but not tobacco products preferred by Black smokers

ideastreamErika Trapl, associate professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, shared her concerns related to an effort by Republicans in the Ohio Senate to ban some flavored tobacco products, but not all. “My concern with the ban on flavored vapes, at least from the youth perspective, is that we’re implicitly again saying those other products that we’re not legislating must be safer because if they were just as dangerous, we would legislate those too to protect the public’s health,” Trapl explained.