FDA Commissioner Calls Menthol ‘Significant Problem’ in Tobacco

From: Bloomberg

Anna Edney

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called the presence of menthol flavors in nicotine products a major problem that has made it easy for young people to start smoking.

“Menthol is a significant problem,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at an event in Washington Tuesday, ahead of an expected announcement by the agency later this week of plans to restrict the use of some flavors, including menthol, in tobacco products.

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