The Food and Drug Administration is proposing a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars because they “disproportionately harm African Americans”. The FDA wants to protect African Americans from themselves but not others? What about white men who do dip (chewing tobacco) making themselves more likely to develop lip and mouth cancers? What about white men who smoke Marlboros? Aren’t all smokers endangering their lives by smoking? Doesn’t everyone in America and the world know this?
It will take at least 2 years for the FDA to make these bans into law. Currently 35% of cigarettes are menthol.
Under the new proposals, flavored tobacco will still be allowed to be sold but must be in areas closed off in stores to prevent minors from something. Seeing the product? Knowing such a product exists? It is currently illegal for minors to buy tobacco products so why do they need to be in a special part of a store?.
More on this ridiculousness here.