One Year Later

It has been a full year since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rules that would end the sale of menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars. Now, public health advocates are calling on federal officials to finalize those rules quickly.

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Tobacco companies use menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars to attract new users, make their products easier to smoke and increase the number of people who become regular smokers. Menthol also makes it harder to quit. Removing these products from the market would save lives.

Tobacco companies have aggressively targeted youth, communities of color and the LGBTQ+ community with menthol and flavored cigars for far too long. Removing these products from the market would help keep young people from starting to smoke and help people who currently smoke quit. It would also help reduce the health disparities that result from decades of targeted marketing and lower health care costs.

Communities Fight Back: Calling Out Big Tobacco

Hear from two of the advocates calling on FDA to finalize the rules eliminating menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.

Minou’s Story:

DJ’s Story:

 

Take Action Today

Email the Biden Administration and let them know it’s time to finalize these rules. Then post a tweet encouraging FDA and the White House to act now!

 

 

 

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