FDA Ban Snuffs Out Flavored Cigarettes

Law360, New York (September 22, 2009, 5:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday banned cigarettes with fruit, candy or clove flavors in its first action since being granted wide regulatory powers over the tobacco industry by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in June.

The measure is one of several enforcement efforts in the bill aimed at reducing tobacco use among youths, and the FDA also is examining options for regulating menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products other than cigarettes.

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