FDA moves to restrict menthol products, flavored cigars

The United State Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced their intention to restrict menthol products and flavored cigars in the U.S. In unveiling their plan, the FDA pointed to a study estimating that prohibiting menthol would lead 923,000 smokers to quit, including 230,000 African Americans in the first 13 to 17 months after a ban goes into effect. Though the policy is a welcome change, it’s expected to be several years before it takes effect.

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