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The US Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ban menthol flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars, including menthol flavor, within the next year, according to an agency announcement Thursday. ...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved to ban menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products in a decision that Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said reflects the Biden administration’s “commitment to improve the health of all Americans and to tackle health disparities in our most marginalized communities.” ...
The agency points to the particular harm they cause among Black consumers. ...
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the Biden administration planned to ban menthol cigarettes. On Thursday, the FDA confirmed it will ban the flavor - but isn't enacting a ban now. ...

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