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Mar 05 2021

Washington — The ADA, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and dozens of likeminded stakeholders are urging the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit menthol cigarettes and other nontobacco-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and cigars.

“The public health and medical community have long been united in calling on FDA to use its authority under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act to issue product standards ending the manufacture and sale of flavored tobacco products,” the groups wrote in a March 3 letter to the agency.

“There is no question that flavored products are particularly attractive to young people, leading to increased tobacco initiation,” the letter continued, citing a 2015 study by the FDA and National Institutes of Health that found flavored tobacco products “may result in lifelong use” of tobacco.

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