FDA Proposes Rules to Prohibit Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars
The following is excerpted from the CounterTobacco.org website:
In late April, 2022, the FDA released two proposed rules prohibiting menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and all characterizing flavors in cigars.
This action represents a huge and long overdue step forward for public health and health equity. When implemented, these changes will save lives, especially Black lives, and help protect kids from tobacco addiction. Scientific evidence shows that menthol cigarettes are more addictive, easier to start, and harder to quit.
Read the FDA’s full press release here. As it notes, public comment on the rules ends July 7th. The FDA will also hold two public listening sessions on the proposed rules in June.