Why the proposed US ban on menthol cigarettes is controversial

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”.

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