Lawsuit demands menthol cigarette ban following White House delays

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It's the only flavour still allowed under a 2009 law that gave the FDA authority to regulate tobacco

OAKLAND – The US government was sued on Tuesday by anti-smoking groups that want a ban on menthol cigarettes and blame the Biden administration for delaying it.

That deadline has now passed, prompting the lawsuit to require the FDA and its parent agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, to implement a ban. The lawsuit was filed by the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, Action on Smoking and Health, and the National Medical Association.The FDA has said that eliminating menthol could prevent 324,000 to 654,000 smoking deaths, opens new tab in the United States over 40 years.

About 81pc of Black adults who smoke cigarettes use menthol varieties, compared with just 34pc of white adults, the CDC said.

 

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