FDA Considers Ban on Menthol in Tobacco Products

FDA Considers Ban on Menthol in Tobacco Products
FDA considers banning mint flavor in tobacco products, discussed in a meeting on January 12th, 2021.

On January 12th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a workshop discussing the ban on flavored tobacco, specifically regarding the proposed ban on the use of menthol flavoring in tobacco products. The proposed standard for tobacco products seeks to "prohibit the use of menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and cigars on a scientific basis." Bridget Ambrose, the Director of the Population Health Sciences Office (DPHS) in the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), will give a speech.

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