The FDA said it will work to create new product standards within the next year.
While the administration's announcement will reportedly likely be applauded by antismoking organizations as a "critical and long-overdue step" in curtailing tobacco use, in reality "it could be years" before such bans were implemented.
Support has also grown in Congress to enact a ban through legislation, via NYT. Almost half a million Americans die annually due to smoking, according to CDC, including almost 41,000 from secondhand smoke exposure.
"The FDA has taken a historic, life-saving step".
Studies show that menthol flavoring increases the appeal of tobacco products and can lead people, particularly young people, to become regular smokers.
Pink supermoon lights up dawn skies
A "supermoon" occurs when we have a full moon at the same time the moon is closer to the Earth on its elliptical orbit. As a result of its close proximity to Earth, a super moon is bigger and brighter than an average full moon.
Selon la Marine, le sous-marin disparu a coulé — Indonésie
Les États-Unis ont envoyé des troupes aéroportées tandis que deux navires de la marine australienne sont arrivés dans la zone. Un submersible de secours mis à disposition par Singapour a été utilisé pour avoir une confirmation visuelle.
The ACLU warned Biden the ban would have "serious racial justice implications" for people of color and more "negative interactions with local law enforcement".
Tobacco companies are expected to challenge the decision in court.
"There is not an open question on whether menthol in cigarettes is harmful - the evidence is overwhelming and consistent", Joelle Lester, director of commercial tobacco control programs at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota, told the Post https://wapo.st/3nvuQAM. Should the FDA's decision stand, it would decimate roughly one-third of the USA cigarette market, costing the industry billions. "There will be no massive public health benefit if the response from most menthol and little cigar smokers is to switch to Marlboros or use illicit products bought off the street", Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, said in a statement that argued the FDA must now allow flavored vaping products to stay on the market as alternatives for former menthol smokers. In the agency's statement, the FDA promised that the ban will only target "manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, importers and retailers" of menthol products. The agency can not take action against individuals who would possess or use menthol tobacco products. The alleged ban comes as the FDA faces a deadline to respond to a 2013 citizen petition to act on menthol products, which escalated to a court filing in June 2020. With a similar ban up for a vote in California, Governor Gavin Newsom praised the restriction, stating, "I urge the federal government to follow California's leadership to protect public health and advance racial equity by moving to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes".
Jefferson and other health officials note that the cooling flavor makes it easier to pick up smoking - and harder to quit - according to data tracked over decades.
A 13-year-old Brampton girl who contracted COVID-19 died last week, becoming one of the youngest victims of the virus in Ontario. Politicians at Queen's Park in Toronto also took part in a moment of silence Monday morning in honour of Emily.
The state's population increased by 507,731 between the 2010 and 2020 population counts, making Utah the 30th most populous state. Census Bureau on Monday announced that six states, mostly in the South and Mountain regions, would gain seats in the U.S.
The law allows concealed-carry licenses "when proper cause exists" while banning the open carry of firearms entirely. Second Amendment supporters have been trying for more than a decade to get the High Court to weigh in on this issue.
There were 135 names on the replacement ballot, and many are expected again should Newsom face a recall. Then potential candidates vying to replace Newsom can officially file paperwork to get into the race.
Last week Premier Doug Ford said his government is working on a sick benefits plan but did not commit to any timeframe. The federal program Ford is trying to supplement provides workers with $450 a week after tax.
It has recorded more than 300,000 new cases on Tuesday with its health system getting overwhelmed with patients. The number of new deaths increased for the sixth consecutive week, with over 87,000 new deaths reported.
Countries have been eagerly petitioning the United States for shipments of vaccines as doses are snapped up by wealthier nations. However, he has repeatedly underscored that vaccines will not be sent without taking care of the American population first.
Hospitals in New Delhi and some of the worst-hit states have reported critical shortages of beds and oxygen supplies on Saturday. The government has also roped the India Air Force (IAF) for carrying oxygen tankers to different parts of the country.
Colorado arrest: Woman with dementia mocked by U.S. police
KDVR reported that the booking video appears to show three officers watching the bodycam footage of Karen Garner's arrest. The report said a female officer said she hated watching the video and one of the men laughed, and said, "I love it".
Well, Now We Have Another Fauci Flip-Flop to Add to the List
Updated guidance for overnight camps also suggests staff, volunteers, campers and family members get vaccinated against Covid-19. The guidance discourages close-contact and indoor sports, noting the increased risk of spreading COVID-19 in those situations.