This summer, the FDA was granted the authority to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products. The FDA made its first significant move this week, with a new ban on flavored cigarettes. Cigarettes made with flavors mimicking fruit, candy, and alcohol are particularly enticing to children and young adults. However, menthol is still allowed in tobacco products for now. Menthol is widely used among African-American smokers and may make cigarettes more addictive or more harmful to health.
Tobacco use and regulation can be a heated topic. What’s your take on it?