April 28, 2022
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Will menthol cigarettes be banned in the US?
(CNN) The US Food and Drug Administration proposed on Thursday a rule to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
When did menthol cigarettes come into being?
First developed in 1924 1, menthol cigarettes have long been a feature of the cigarette market. However, this long history looks set to come to an end, as the ban on menthol cigarettes closes the final chapter.
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.
What is the FDA鈥檚 stance on menthol?
Menthol is an equity issue that the FDA has been considering for more than a decade. It is the last special flavor allowed in cigarettes in the US. It was carved out of the 2009 Tobacco Control Act that banned all other flavored cigarettes and gave the FDA the authority to regulate the tobacco industry to protect public health.