Menthol in Cigarettes to be Banned?

Menthol cigarettes pose a public health risk greater than that of non-menthol cigarettes because its anesthetic properties reduce the harshness of cigarette smoke. This makes initiation of smoking easier and promotes progression to regular smoking, increases dependence, and may reduce success in quitting. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing regulating or banning menthol use in cigarettes.

PositiveTip: Encourage the FDA to act quickly to remove these dangerous products from the market.