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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed product standards to prohibit menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and prohibit all characterizing flavors (other than tobacco) in cigars. These actions have the potential to significantly reduce disease and death from combusted tobacco product use, the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., by reducing youth experimentation and addiction, and increasing the number of smokers that quit. For details from the FDA, click here.
Many health organizations banded together to make an emphatic statement of support for the rules:
They published that statement in the Washington Post, New York Times and Politico.