Explained: Why US wants to ban menthol cigarettes, and what ‘racial justice’ has to do with it

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday (April 28) issued a proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, a move aimed at not just curbing smoking in the American population, but also “reducing tobacco-related health disparities”. Menthol cigarettes see a disproportionately high usage in the African American community than by White Americans. The … Read more