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Tobacco Control Groups Sue FDA For Inaction On Menthol Cigarettes

By Beth Wang / June 19, 2020 at 1:47 PM
Tobacco control groups on Wednesday (June 17) sued FDA for not banning menthol-flavored cigarettes and providing no justification for its inaction, which they say violates the Administrative Procedure Act. The groups want the court to compel FDA to add menthol to the list of banned flavors. In the 2009 Tobacco Control Act, Congress directed FDA to address concerns surrounding menthol cigarettes, including high rates of use among black youth and higher rates of lung cancer among black smokers. Congress said...


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