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The Weekly: FDA’s ban on menthol, women of color and colorectal cancer, and more

April 30, 2021

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F.D.A. Announces Plan to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

F.D.A. Announces Plan to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (The New York Times)—The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced its long-awaited plan to ban the last flavor still allowed in cigarettes — menthol — and also said it would ban all flavors of mass-produced cigars, which are popular among youths. The ban would apply only to sales, manufacturing and imports — not personal possession.

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Work to cure cancer’s disparate toll

April is Minority Health Month and Representative Nikema Williams discusses the importance of getting your regular doctor’s appointments and routine cancer screenings Back on the Books in her op-ed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Read now.

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