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FDA to ban menthol cigarettes

The New York Times 04/30/2021

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will ban the production of menthol cigarettes and cigars. The products, which are favored by younger consumers and minorities, include such brands as Newport and Kool. “We believe these actions will launch us on a trajectory toward ending tobacco-related disease and death in the U.S.,” said Dr. Janet Woodcock, the F.D.A.’s acting commissioner.

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