FDA: Menthol cigarettes likely pose public health risk, seeks input on possible restrictions

  • Article by: MICHAEL FELBERBAUM , AP Tobacco Writer
  • Updated: July 23, 2013 - 3:00 PM

RICHMOND, Va. — A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make a recommendation on whether to limit or ban the minty smokes — one of the few growth sectors of the shrinking cigarette business.

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