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Michigan Anti-Tobacco Group Upset Over Biden Admin’s Reversal on Menthol Cigarette Ban

Photo: Albert Cesare ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

MICHIGAN, May 1, 2024 ~ An anti-tobacco advocacy group is concerned after the Biden administration announced last week it was indefinitely delaying a ban on menthol cigarettes.

The Keep MI Kids Tobacco Free Alliance claimed that flavored e-cigarette sales in Michigan have skyrocketed by 600% in the past four years. The Food and Drug Administration proposed the ban particularly due to them being disproportionally marketed in Black communities.


May 1, 2024 ~ The Biden administration is reversing its stance on banning menthol cigarettes, just as statistics show flavored e-cigarettes sales in Michigan have increased by more than 600% in four years. Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds talk with Keep MI Kids Tobacco Free Alliance Co-Chair Dr. Brittany Tayler about the use of cigarettes by children, and what the federal government should do moving forward.