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US menthol ban expected to be delayed not halted by tobacco industry lawsuits

Tobacco industry legal challenges to the proposed US ban on menthol-flavoured conventional cigarettes are expected but will only likely delay rather than reverse the implementation of the ban, according to a legal expert.

The ban on menthol flavouring in cigarettes and all flavoured cigars would be one of the most consequential tobacco control steps taken by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in recent memory.

However, a delay until March this year plus the likelihood of further delays from tobacco company legal challenges make the ban’s potential timeline uncertain – though its eventual entry into force is thought to be inevitable, no matter what actions tobacco companies take.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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