Why Bloomington’s full ban on flavored tobacco won’t work
Bloomington is surrounded by other cities that have no similar restrictions. It will be illogical to expect smokers not to flock to areas nearby to purchase flavored tobacco products.
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John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment.