Court Upholds City's Ban On Flavored Tobacco
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A U.S. appeals court upheld a city law Tuesday, limiting the sale of flavored tobacco products.
City Health officials called the court's decision a victory for the health of New York's children.
They say the products' packaging and marketing are designed to appeal to younger consumers.
They say statistics show teenagers are more likely than adults to try flavored tobacco products.
Smokeless tobacco companies argue that the city's law was preempted by federal law.