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The FDA is Finally Proposing a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

On November 15, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will begin legal steps to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Simply put, this action will save millions of lives. We commend FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb for taking this historic step. Because the stakes are so high and this action has been so long delayed, the Public Health Law Center, the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, and NAATPN encourage the FDA to finalize and implement the ban as quickly as possible. Read our joint statement.