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RICHMOND, Va. — The new federal ban on flavored cigarettes took effect on Tuesday, marking one of the first visible signs of the Food and Drug Administration's new authority to regulate tobacco.
The ban on manufacturing, importing, marketing and distribution includes candy-, fruit- and clove-flavored cigarettes, which health and federal authorities say are more appealing to youth. It does not include a ban on menthol or other flavored tobacco products like cigars – issues that the FDA is studying.
The move came after word that the nation's top distributor of clove cigarettes – California-based Kretek International Inc. – began offering small filtered spice-flavored cigars that are close to the size of a cigarette but are wrapped in tobacco rather than paper.
Originally posted by Sundancer
They've probably destroyed another company and put more people out of work at a time when we need the jobs over a perfectly legal, adult, substance.
Originally posted by titorite
I still want to know why this Ban applies to Cloves but not to Menthol?
....Does that minor detail bother anyone else?
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
Well this sucks! I really enjoy my acid flavored cigars The coconut rum is yummy This is so stupid! Why do those of us who are legally able to buy these products have to suffer because a kid might want them?! Arent the PARENTS supposed to be making sure their kids arent smoking OR drinking?! I am so tired of things being taken away because some group(kids) might buy it or some group is getting to fat because they are unable to control themselves or teach their kids what is right and wrong for them...People need to learn to have self control and the damn govt needs to stop butting in on everything!
Oops I was ranting...sorry. What is next my bubble gum vodka?! Oh no the kids might like it lets get rid of it