White House Delays a Decision on Banning Menthol Cigarettes

December 11, 2023 by nytimes.com

White House Delays a Decision on Banning Menthol Cigarettes

The Biden administration delayed a decision on Wednesday about whether it would ban menthol cigarettes amid intense lobbying from tobacco companies, convenience stores and industry-backed groups that contend that billions of dollars in sales and jobs will be lost. The proposal has also generated concerns that Black smokers will become the targets of aggressive police tactics, although some Black leaders, top lawmakers and government officials dispute that and say that tobacco companies are financing and fueling those fears.


December 08, 2023 by carolinajournal.com

Menthol ban would harm North Carolina consumers and taxpayers

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the final stages of advancing a proposed rule that …


18.30% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 48.7 million current smokers in United States 21.60% of men are current smokers but only 15.20% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR


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