Will Menthol Cigarettes Become Hezbollah’s Newest Cash Cow?

Editor’s Note: Illicit tobacco finances terrorism, see here, here, here, here and here.

From: CSP

Flavored-Tobacco Bans Turn to Menthol

NATO warns that new ordinances bring consequences

Thomas A. Briant

MINNEAPOLIS Yolo County. Santa Clara County. Contra Costa County. Oakland. San Leandro. San Francisco. All of these California counties or cities have either adopted or are considering adopting a local ordinance that would ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and all flavored-tobacco products.

While proposing to ban the sale of all menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products may be intended to reduce youth access and use of these tobacco products, the enactment of a flavor ban will create the conditions for an illegal market in such flavored tobacco products.

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