Posted by: prevention2 | May 13, 2011

New Studies Show an FDA Menthol Ban Would Benefit Public Health, Garner Broad Public Support


WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to weigh a potential menthol ban, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, Center for American Progress and Legacy® called for menthol cigarettes to be taken off the market, citing key findings published today in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). New studies show that not only could a ban prevent up to 600,000 smoking-related premature deaths by 2050, a third of those from the African American community alone, but a ban is supported by a majority of Americans (56 percent), particularly African Americans (76 percent) who were found to be disproportionately affected.

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