The Biden Administration is considering making tobacco companies lower nicotine levels in cigarettes that would no longer be addictive as well as a possible ban on menthol cigarettes. The administration feels that the ban on nicotine levels and menthol cigarettes will help combat the youth smoking epidemic, or will it just encourage youth to change to alternative form of smoking. Studies have shown that youth use of e-cigarettes are on a rise, hopefully this ban and others will help this public health crisis effecting our youth.
As imagined the news came with major pushback from major cigarette manufacturers. They feel the ban would result in a growth of illicit market, loss of thousands of jobs and there are better tools for improving public health then this proposed law.