Biden Administration Expected to Ban Menthol Cigarettes


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An end to menthol cigarettes and flavored blunts could be coming to an end. It is expected the Biden Administration will propose a policy which will ban tobacco products popular with young adults.

This would effect Swisher Sweets, Backwoods, and King Palm. Now this wouldn't take effect immediately, there would be a years-long rule-making process.

Civil rights activists have been pushing for the ban, because they feel Black Americans have been hurt by the industry.

"When you combine high rates of smoking with systematic racism in health care systems, you have a tremendous health disparity," said Erika Sward, national assistant Vice President for advocacy at the American Lung Association.

Delmonte Jefferson, executive director of the Center for Black Health & Equity, also stated "Menthol is just another example of health inequities that have plagued African Americans for generations."

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