AAFP supports ban on menthol flavoring in tobacco products

08/15/2013 | AAFP News Now

AAFP Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., responded to an FDA proposed rule on the use of menthol in cigarettes by asking the agency to prohibit it in cigarettes and other tobacco products. The AAFP supported past FDA proposals to ban cigarettes with fruit and other flavorings because they encourage tobacco use. Stream's letter to the FDA referenced the Academy's Tar Wars and Ask and Act campaigns and said the AAFP looks forward to "updating these campaigns to further highlight the specific dangers of menthol in cigarettes."

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