While there are no major policy changes, these announcement serve as a reminder that the Biden White House supports FDA’s plans to ban the sales of flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes.
The White House says Joe Biden would veto a proposal from House Republicans that would prevent FDA from banning flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes.
Proposed Funding Bill Would Prevent FDA From Banning Flavored Cigars/Menthol Cigarettes, Enacting Nicotine Limits
The proposed language would block FDA from enacting three of its top anti-tobacco proposals.
The letter asks for an update about when FDA plans to announce a final rule and how the agency plans to address the strategy cigarette companies have taken to get around menthol bans introduced in California and Massachusetts.
Given previous statements from FDA, if the agency follows through with this timeline, flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes could be illegal by the end of 2024. That would assume no lawsuits challenging the proposed regulations, an almost certainty.
Manufacturers, retailers, consumers and other interested parties are invited to submit comments on the matter.
You now have until Aug. 2, 2022 to leave a comment.
Today, FDA announced proposed rules regarding flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes. In short, FDA will try to ban all flavored cigars from Swisher Sweets to ACID and Java. Lawsuits inbound.
FDA’s expected plans to ban flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes could be announced as early as this week.
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