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casaa menthol ban

Comment on FDA Menthol & Cigar Flavor Ban

current status

Proposed Rule

Comment Period
Open
05.04.22

Comment Period
Closed
07.05.22

Final Rule
Published

Starting on May 4, 2022, the FDA is accepting comments on two proposed rules banning the use of flavors other than tobacco in combustible tobacco products.

One rule would ban the use of menthol in cigarettes (including RYO and some heated tobacco products), and the other prohibits all flavors other than tobacco in cigars, blunt wraps, and components and parts of “cigars.” The comment period runs until July 5, 2022.

Just like the field of tobacco research and control, there is likely a variety of opinions on the “menthol rule” within CASAA’s membership.

Whether you’re supporting the rule or opposed, one thing we can all agree on is that people who smoke need safer alternatives to cigarettes — mentholated or not!

While the FDA is moving ahead with banning more tobacco products, it is failing to authorize a meaningful variety of e-liquids and devices that are responsible for recent accelerated declines in smoking.

In addition to sharing your views on banning menthol cigarettes and other flavored combustible products, take this opportunity to urge FDA to ensure that people have access to safer forms of nicotine delivery that are enjoyable and affordable–like vaping, nicotine pouches, and smokeless tobacco products.

Take Action Now!

We strongly encourage our members to personalize their message. Just click in the text box to start writing!

Rule #1

Take Action Now!

We strongly encourage our members to personalize their message. Just click in the text box to start writing!

Rule #2