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FDA OKs first menthol e-cigarettes, citing potential to help adult smokers

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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Parents and anti-tobacco groups immediately criticized the decision, which follows years of advocacy efforts to keep menthol and other flavors that can appeal to teens off the market. “This decision could mean we’ll never be able to close the Pandora’s box of the youth vaping epidemic,” said Meredith Berkman, co-founder of Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes. “FDA has once again failed American families by allowing a predatory industry to source its next generation of lifetime customers — America’s children." Youth vaping has declined from all-time highs in recent years, with about...

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