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US Senate Democrats call on Biden administration to finalise menthol ban

A group of US Senate Democrats is trying to push the Biden administration to take action on banning menthol-flavoured cigarettes and all flavoured cigars as soon as possible.

The 22 senators say delays of two years to release a rule on the use of menthol in conventional cigarettes and the creation of a rule banning all flavours in cigars has led to significantly worse public health outcomes – particularly among youth and minority communities. The senators also fear existing delays suggest the latest expected deadline of March 2024 may be missed.

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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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