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The pros and cons of a menthol tobacco ban raise strong feelings on both sides

A ban on menthol cigarettes and flavoured cigars, which would also apply to heated tobacco products – currently regulated as conventional cigarettes – has stirred up strong passions, with many supporting an end to the sale of menthol cigarettes in the US.

There is support for the menthol ban from unlikely bedfellows – though some say any ban should only be implemented if it comes with legal safer alternative menthol products in order to avoid driving current menthol cigarette users to other combustible products.

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Tiziana Cauli

Senior reporter
Tiziana is an Italian journalist from Sardinia. She has worked for both international and local media in Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, the UK, Lebanon and Belgium. She also worked as a communications manager for several international NGOs in the humanitarian sector. Tiziana holds a degree in Political Science and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Cagliari and she’s a graduate of the Carlo De Martino school of journalism in Milan.

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