New tobacco controls in New York State will go a long way to prevent youth tobacco use and help addicted smokers quit. Yet according to advocates, to combat health disparities, NY "needs to stop the sale of all flavored tobacco products." https://www.wamc.org/post/anti-smoking-advocates-hail-new-tobacco-laws-took-effect-july-1st-new-york
A new review of the (substantial) literature on the harms of menthol cigarettes found that 11-45% of current U.S. menthol smokers may quit smoking in response to a menthol cigarette ban, while 15-30% of menthol smokers may switch to e-cigarettes. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-07/bc-mcb070620.php
A DC Circuit Court has struck down the cigar warnings proposed as part of the FDA's 2016 deeming rule. Some cigar companies are under court order to display warnings on their packaging, but others continue to sell products with no warnings of health harms. https://www.courthousenews.com/tobacco-groups-win-court-challenge-to-fda-warnings/
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