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Comment & Response
September 13, 2021

Further Considerations on the Association Between Flavored Tobacco Legislation and High School Student Smoking Rates

Author Affiliations
  • 1Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, University of California, San Diego
JAMA Pediatr. 2021;175(12):1290-1291. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.3290

To the Editor I read with interest the difference-in-differences analysis of youth smoking and a ban on sales of flavored tobacco products in San Francisco, California, by Friedman.1 While I believe the article presents a hypothesis worthy of scientific study, there are 2 main reasons I believe the conclusions drawn from this study should be tempered.

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