Flavorings are the lure that draws kids in, and nicotine addiction is the trap that keeps them there long term. Governments at every level are paying attention. Our State Senator, Jerry Hill, is the author of a bill in the current legislative session that will, if it becomes law, prohibit the retail sale of most flavored tobacco products statewide. (Our Assemblyman, Marc Berman, is a principal co-author.) The bill has been passed by the Senate and is now in the Assembly. It was passed by the Assembly health committee and faces several more daunting hurdles in the next few weeks.