Skip to comments.Biden administration declares war on menthol, sparking opposition across political spectrum
Posted on 05/01/2021 6:39:35 AM PDT by sodpoodle
The White House is waging war on menthol — the last allowable flavoring in cigarettes — and flavored cigars, announcing Thursday that the administration intends to ban the popular additives in tobacco products.
It was the first shot in an uphill battle that advocates say would prevent the industry from marketing to children and minority communities with whom flavored tobacco has proven popular.
"With these actions, the FDA will help significantly reduce youth initiation, increase the chances of smoking cessation among current smokers, and address health disparities experienced by communities of color, low-income populations, and LGBTQ+ individuals, all of whom are far more likely to use these tobacco products," Acting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Janet Woodcock outlined in a Thursday statement.
The FDA also points to studies that suggest menthol cigarettes may be more addictive and harder to quit.
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No mention that you cannot smoke on public transportaton, planes, trains, buses, cabs, restaurants, parks, beaches, Your home is the only choice.
If they ban menthol, the solution is suck on a cough drop as you smoke:)
What does Joe’s Admin smoke ?
Has anyone else yet stated that this is the MOST racist white house occupant we’ve ever had?
If a conservative doesn’t like something, he doesn’t do it. If a liberal doesn’t like something, he bans it for everyone.
I'm waiting for someone to introduce Menthol flavored weed.
Hopefully, ZingJoe and his DC crew will spend 99.9999% of their time, effort and money on banning menthol cigarettes!
Banana peels for some, crack for others.
Bigots, Nazis and cigarette companies are soft targets for politicians. It distracts from the real rats like Google and Facebook.
<< minority communities with whom flavored tobacco has proven popular. >>
This ban is Jim Crow on steroids!
Ironic that many of those Nazis, bigots, etc politicians you refer to are Leftist DEMs......
Totalitarianism and racism mixed into one.
Not to mention insulting because it implies that blacks aren’t capable of making proper choices for themselves.
Biden hates black people.
Blacks aren’t able to get online to see how dangerous menthol is, dontchaknow.
Flavored tobacco is a great way to reduce the low IQ population. Making it illegal is counter productive.
Oh this makes all kinds of sense now....
Menthol in tobacco = bad
500,000 flavors of vaping products = good
Marijuana = even better
Gee... all they gotta do is make menthol joints and the government will mandate that everyone be a toker!
Kin I get a pack 'o New-Potes?
This is a distraction. Should have been tagged appropriately.
Besides: It’s ‘salon’...
I have vaped for ten years, it has saved my life, being the only thing helping me to stop smoking.
Just so you know, many independent vape shops have created and sold their own vaping juice, for years, using various blends of flavors, which has now been banned, at least in my state. Now we are forced to buy pre-packaged, FDA approved products only, still with various flavors, which is fine, but just more government regulation and tobacco tax on the horizon.
I tried vaping once... gave me headaches... i didn’t trust the new tech which reportedly was causing problems with metals being inhaled from the coils heating up.
I’m not really against that industry, just the BS they give us for trying to control us.
I didn’t know they were shooting down the vaping as well.
I guess that leaves the marijuana that everyone is legalizing without any federal interference.
What hypocrites they are!
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