FDA issues plan to ban menthol cigarettes, cigars

WASHINGTON  – The U.S. government has released its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. The Food and Drug Administration said phasing out menthol cigarettes would save hundreds of thousands of lives by helping adult smokers quit.  Menthol is the only cigarette flavor that was not banned under the 2009 law that gave the FDA authority over tobacco…

Moorhead bans flavored tobacco, raises legal purchase age to 21

MOORHEAD, Minn. – City officials in Moorhead have banned all flavored tobacco products from stores and raised the legal age to buy tobacco. The Moorhead City Council voted 7-1 to adopt an ordinance that raises the legal age from 18-21 and bars all flavored products from licensed stores, including menthol cigarettes, flavored chewing or smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and vape juices….

Minneapolis Working to Restrict Sales of Menthol Cigarettes

San Francisco and Chicago have similar policies

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The sale of menthol cigarettes in Minneapolis may soon be restricted to adult-only tobacco shops. The city has an ordinance that limits other flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco shops. Council Member Cam Gordon says restricting menthols is the next step. Anti-smoking advocates say a mint-flavored compound in the cigarettes that creates a cooling sensation makes…