Health Affairs  |  May 13, 2022

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On April 28, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two highly anticipated new rules that, if finalized, would prohibit menthol in cigarettes and flavors in cigars. If these rules are implemented, they will save millions of lives and minimize health disparities that are exacerbated by menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. This article discusses the health harms of flavored tobacco, briefly summarizes the two proposed rules, and highlights what to watch for next in this process.

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