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US FDA proposes banning menthol cigarettes and flavoured cigars

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking to ban menthol-flavoured cigarettes and all characterising flavours other than tobacco in cigars – a move that would also likely eliminate the possibility of flavours in products such as heated tobacco, though the possibility of some exemptions remains.

The new proposed standards were announced by FDA commissioner Robert Califf and acting director of the Center for Tobacco Products, Michele Mital who said that, if enforced, the rules will cover all products meeting the FDA definition of cigarettes.

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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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