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Will the FDA ban menthol cigarettes?
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes and all flavors in cigars, a move that could further drive down smoking rates in the U.S. The FDA will solicit comments from the public before finalizing the rule, a process that could take years.
Is it time to end the sale of menthol cigarettes?
Since tobacco companies don鈥檛 care who they kill, it鈥檚 up to the rest of us to send them a simple message: Your time is up. Our message to the FDA is just as clear: When it comes to ending the sale of menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars, the time to act is now.
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.
Should flavored tobacco products be banned?
Pediatricians have long called for a ban on flavored tobacco products, including menthol. For novice smokers, the taste of a cigarette can be too harsh, whereas, flavors make it easier for beginners to try the product. On Thursday, the American Academy of Pediatrics applauded the announcement from the FDA, calling this an 鈥渋mportant step forward.鈥?/div>Menthol cigarettes ban could happen next year, FDA says – CNN