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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.
How many Canadians still smoke menthol cigarettes?
Recent research published in the BMJ found that 21.5% of menthol smokers surveyed two years after the Canadian ban had quit smoking, though 59.1% switched to non-menthol cigarettes and another 19.5% smoked menthols sold by First Nation tribes.
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