HIGHTLIGHTED STORIES: American Lung Association Calls for Swift FDA Action to Remove Menthol Cigarettes from the Marketplace

30 Jul

The US Food and Drug Administration has released a report concluding that menthol cigarettes pose a greater risk to public health than those without. In response, the American Lung Association is calling for the FDA to remove those cigarettes from the market. This recommendation is also based on data that the availability of menthol cigarettes reduces smoking cessation, especially among African Americans and increases the overall prevalence of smoking among African Americans (as they are disproportionately marketed per capita to African Americans).
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