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Why the proposed US ban on menthol cigarettes is controversial

Citing several studies on menthol’s adverse effects, acting FDA commissioner Janet Woodcock said outlawing the flavour could “help save lives” and “address health disparities experienced by communities of colour, low-income populations, and LGBTQ+ individuals, all of whom are far more likely to use these tobacco products”. BBC – For more......

Menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars face ban in United States

Newport and Camel cigarettes are stacked on a shelf inside a tobacco store in New York July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, a long-awaited win for anti-smoking and civil rights groups but one that......

FDA to propose ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration, packs of menthol cigarettes sits on a table, November 15, 2018 in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it will propose a ban on menthol-flavored......

Biden Administration Plans to Propose Banning Menthol Cigarettes

New York Times
The Biden administration is planning to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes, a long-sought public health goal of civil rights and anti-tobacco groups that has been beaten back by the tobacco industry for years, according to a federal health official. For decades, menthol cigarettes have been marketed aggressively to Black......

Tobacco stocks drop on report Biden administration is planning to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Marlboro cigarettes, a product of Philip Morris International Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tobacco stocks tumbled Monday on a report that the Biden administration is considering whether to cap nicotine levels in cigarettes. The report, which cited people......

Egypt postpones tender for license to make cigarettes – sources

A man smokes a Cleopatra cigarette, produced by Eastern Company SAE, at a cafe in Cairo, Egypt, on October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s has postponed a tender for a licence to manufacture conventional and electronic cigarettes, two sources in companies selling tobacco there......

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