Biden Administration Plans to Propose Banning Menthol Cigarettes

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Biden Administration Plans to Propose Banning Menthol Cigarettes

Biden Administration Plans to Propose Banning Menthol Cigarettes

 

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 people in the United States. About 85 percent of Black smokers use menthol brands, including Newport and Kool, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Research shows menthol cigarettes are easier to become addicted to and harder to quit than plain tobacco products.

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