This hour-long video features Julie Amajuoyi, the Public Health Law Center's Lead Senior Staff Attorney for National Commercial Tobacco Control Programs, and her interview with Cheryl Sbarra, Executive Director and Senior Staff Attorney at the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, on the history, successes, and challenges of Massachusetts’s flavored tobacco product restriction policy. The interview includes suggestions on how other states and local communities could consider restricting the sales of flavored tobacco products.

Interview Timestamps

  • Cheryl’s background in public health and tobacco control – 00:25
  • History of Flavored Tobacco Products and E-cigarettes in Massachusetts - 7:18
  • Flavored tobacco products and e-cigarettes a health equity issue in Massachusetts - 13:44
  • Local policies in Massachusetts that were considered to prohibit the prevalence of flavored tobacco products - 16:05
  • Yarmouth policy overview, litigation, and smell test - 22:07
  • Challenges with new Newport product - 40:24
  • Reason for and effectiveness of Massachusetts flavor restriction policy- 49:01
  • Suggestions for other states and local communities looking to restrict the sales of flavored tobacco products - 54:54
  • Support for and enforcement of flavor restriction policies - 59:10