The following statement is attributable to:

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H.

President, American Medical Association

“We are disappointed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to implement a rule banning menthol-flavored cigarettes. Further delays will only cause more harm by allowing tobacco companies to continue marketing menthol cigarettes to Black people and harming Black youth. We implore the FDA to move swiftly to remove these harmful products from the market once and for all and keep them out of the hands of our nation’s youth—their health and well-being must be the first priority.”

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