[News] Biden administration delays long-awaited ban on menthol cigarettes

May, 05, 2024 | Select Oncology Journal Articles

Facing close competition for re-election and concerted pushback from the tobacco industry and its allies, the US Government administration of President Joe Biden has delayed a long-anticipated federal ban on menthol cigarettes, officials announced on April 26, 2024. Public health and civil rights organisations, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), condemned the decision, stating any delay will cost lives and prioritises politics over cancer prevention and public health.

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