In recent years, several areas of the United States and Canada have seen the development of a dangerous fad in which young people use clove cigarettes as an alternative to conventional cigarettes. Many users have the mistaken belief that clove cigarettes are an herbal, "natural," nontobacco alternative. Others are attracted to their use because of the association of clove cigarettes with the image of surfing, New Wave music, and the search for "exotic" and unusual experiences.

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