FDA sends warning letters on synthetic nicotine, missing deadline for more severe action

Synthetic nicotine is the industry's attempt to sidestep FDA oversight. It doesn't come from tobacco and thus wasn't considered within the agency's purview. But the national spending package...

FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

The proposal could have a big impact on public health, experts say. "It will be it will be a game-changer," Erika Sward, assistant vice president of national advocacy for the American Lung...

Ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars could save hundreds of thousands of lives, experts say

Menthol is an equity issue that the FDA has been considering for more than a decade. About 18.6 million people smoke menthols in the US. That's about 36% of all smokers, according to the FDA....

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