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Ticker: FDA moves to ban menthols; Senate stonewalls pot in Granite State

2 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

The feds on Thursday moved on a long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, citing the toll on Black smokers and young people.
“The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help adult smokers quit,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
The Food and Drug Administration said eliminating menthol cigarettes could prevent between 300,000 and 650,000 smoking deaths over 40 years.
The FDA's proposals are only initial drafts and are unlikely to be finalized before next year.
Companies would then have one...
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