Timeline for menthol ban slips again (Roll Call)


    Timeline for menthol ban slips again – By Lauren Clason (Roll Call) / April 1, 2024

    Another delay could push the date beyond the 2024 November election

    The White House’s timeline for banning menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars appears to have slipped again after the administration missed its self-imposed target to finalize the rules by March.

    Questions of political fallout from the bans — menthol cigarettes in particular — have swirled since the Food and Drug Administration proposed the rules in April 2022. The administration already delayed the timeline once before, from August to March.

    The Office of Management and Budget has one more meeting regarding the rule on its calendar. That meeting is scheduled with lobbying firm Forbes Tate Partners, which represents tobacco giant Altria, on April 2.

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