CORNING, Calif. - Students in Corning are asking the city council to consider a ban on tobacco flavored products. Now the City of Corning is looking into a possible ban.
Corning City manager Kristina Miller says the City Council directed staff to look more into it.
“Banning tobacco would be great because I feel like this is an invitation for kids to try this candy-flavored product,” said Angel Ramirez, a resident of Richfield.
A California Health Kids Survey revealed that in 2019, 22.8% if kids in Tehama County reported using tobacco flavored products.
Miller says, once staff completes their research, they will bring their findings to the council.
Corning High School students gave a presentation of the effects of tobacco flavored products at last week’s city council meeting.