The FDA Is Reportedly Looking to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

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Following a news this week that a Food and Drug Administration was formulation to announce a crackdown on a sale of some flavored vaping products, a apart news claims normal menthol cigarettes could also be on a chopping block.

Citing comparison group officials informed with a matter, a Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Commissioner Scott Gottlieb might be looking to start a potentially multi-year routine to have menthols banned. The routine would reportedly need a year or some-more for any such anathema to be finalized and an additional year for it to be enforced, according to a Journal.


In a possess news on a rumored proposal, a New York Times remarkable that Gottlieb indicated as recently as last month that such a anathema on menthols could be forthcoming. But a paper pronounced that a regulatory processes a FDA would need to navigate to order a anathema could take “several years.” Both publications pronounced vital tobacco companies possibly did not respond to or declined requests for comment.

A apart news from a Washington Post this week pronounced that a FDA was formulation to announce a anathema on a sale of flavored cartridges, or pods, in “tens of thousands of preference stores and gas stations opposite a country” as shortly as subsequent week. The rumored anathema comes as a crackdown on what a group calls an “epidemic” of teen vaping. The anathema will reportedly not impact a sale of menthol pods, however, as a Post pronounced a group didn’t wish to inadvertently inspire a squeeze of normal menthol cigarettes.

The Journal also reported that Juul Labs—the largest maker of e-cigarettes and a elite code among teens—planned to stop a sale of many of a flavored e-cigarettes during brick-and-mortar stores, yet it will reportedly continue to sell a flavored cartridges on a website.


Gregory Conley, boss of a American Vaping Association, told Gizmodo in a matter by email that “there is room for improved enforcement” to keep teenagers from vaping though criticized a reported anathema for a intensity impact on adults.

“This reported pierce by Commissioner Gottlieb will usually offer to make it harder for adult smokers to switch to a distant reduction damaging alternative,” he said. “Not each city has a vape shop, definition that for many smokers, it will be most easier to collect adult a container of Marlboros or Camels—or even an unlimited cherry-flavored cigar—at a internal preference store than it will be to make a switch to a vaping product that truly helps him or her mangle their enterprise for cigarettes.”

[Wall Street Journal]


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