NBC News reports:
The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that it will propose a ban on menthol cigarettes, an action urgently sought by tobacco opponents and civil rights groups that say African Americans have been disproportionately hurt by the industry’s aggressive targeting of Black communities.
The administration also is poised to say it will seek to ban menthol and other flavors in mass-produced cigars, including small cigars popular with young people, according to administration officials familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss it publicly.
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SCOOP: The Biden administration is expected to announce a plan this week to ban menthol cigarettes, which advocates say are especially harmful for Black communities. Flavored cigars also on hit list. @lauriemcginley2 w/ @bylenasun https://t.co/CLPQYAmzWC
— Cathleen Decker (@cathleendecker) April 28, 2021