Menthol Bans Will Spell Financial Hit to State Coffers

Back in March, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was planning “to prohibit menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and prohibit all characterizing flavors (other than tobacco) in cigars.” The proposal is rooted in the agency’s desire to “significantly reduce disease and death from the use of combusted tobacco products, the leading […]

ACI Files Comments with the FDA Regarding a Proposed Tobacco Standard That Would Prohibit Menthol Products

Dear Sir or Madam, My name is Edward Longe, and I am a Policy Manager at the American Consumer Institute. The American Consumer Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, educational, and public policy research organization with the mission to identify, analyze, and project the interests of consumers in selected legislative and rulemaking proceedings. We share the […]

Will Banning Menthol Help Smokers Quit?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently took the bold step of announcing plans to ban the sale of menthol flavored tobacco. The agency unveiled its decision guided by the belief that prohibiting access will “help save lives, particularly among those disproportionately affected by these deadly products.” With flavored e-cigarettes being banned since February of […]

Newsday: Are States Going Too Far with Vaping Reform?

As the e-cigarette “health outbreak” continues, some states believe the Federal Government hasn’t done enough and are now taking action into their own hands. Utah, for instance, recently introduced legislation looking to lower teen vaping by limiting flavors like menthol. Yet, recent research suggests that menthol is actually reducing, not increasing, smoking and that banning […]