Published: Mar 19, 2013 4:49 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 21, 2013 9:12 AM EDT

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Leaders are trying to snuff out teen smoking. 

At Wednesday's city council meeting, they'll discuss passing a resolution that would urge stores to voluntarily remove flavored tobacco products from their shelves.

Experts say even with the changing drig culture, tobacco remains the number one gateway for substances like alcohol, marijuana, and hard drugs in young people.

"Grape flavored, candy apple flavored, mango cigarettes are not marketed to long-term smokers that know exactly what they like to smoke," says Amity Chandler with Drug Free Charlotte County.