State Attorneys General Ask FDA To Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 1:23 PM EST) -- More than two dozen state attorneys general asked U.S. public health regulators to ban menthol cigarettes after a July report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that found such cigarettes may increase dependence and lure in younger smokers, Vermont’s attorney general said Wednesday.

The FDA correctly found that menthol cigarettes may increase the number of people who pick up the habit and may make it a harder one to kick, Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell said in a bipartisan letter Nov. 8 that was...
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