The U.S. government and the Food and Drug Administration revealed plans to put a ban on menthol cigarettes and cigars.
- According to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, the ban would help reduce diseases relating to smoking and cut down on younger people starting the habit.
- Menthol makes up about one-third of cigarettes sold in the U.S. and has been shown to cover the harshness of smoking with its cooling effect.
- Along with menthol, the FDA will also seek to ban sweet and fruity flavors used in tobacco products.
- Do you think the FDA should ban menthol? What other products should or not be banned?
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