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Will the FDA ban menthol flavored cigarettes?
The US Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ban menthol flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars, including menthol flavor, within the next year, according to an agency announcement Thursday.
Why did Biden ban menthol cigarettes?
The Biden administration announced its intention Thursday to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, including menthol. Banning menthol鈥攖he last allowable flavor鈥攊n cigarettes and banning all flavors in cigars will help save lives, particularly among those disproportionately affected by these deadly products.
Should menthol in cigarettes and cigars be cut out?
Cutting out menthol in cigarettes and cigars could have a significant effect on the number of smokers, the FDA said. By one estimate, it could even prevent 650,000 premature deaths over the next 40 years.
Will the FDA ban cigarettes and cigars?
The FDA will also seek to ban menthol and dozens of over sweet and fruity flavors from small cigars, which are increasingly popular with young people, especially Black teens. The agency鈥檚 proposals on both cigarettes and cigars will only be initial drafts.