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As COVID-19 continues to ravage America’s health and economy, Connecticut’s politicians have finally set their sights on what really matters right now: flavored tobacco products. State lawmakers recently joined officials in Bridgeport in calling for a ban on flavored tobacco products, mirroring similar proposals in Maryland and California and existing bans in states such as Massachusetts. There are clearly pertinent public health concerns that these bills attempt to address — tobacco smoking causes the premature deaths of more than 480,000 Americans a year.