FDA Tobacco Panel Weighs Menthol Ban

Law360, New York (March 30, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee on Tuesday kicked off a yearlong scientific review of menthol cigarettes, eyeing possible regulation to either restrict or ban the flavoring in tobacco products.

Members of the TPSAC focused on scientific literature in its first-ever public meeting, the first of two scheduled meetings on menthol cigarettes, which will eventually help form a basis for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' report due in March 2011 on the public health impact of menthol in...
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