A new study reveals that the "removal of menthol cigarettes from the marketplace would benefit public health in the United States." You'd think that this would provide the FDA enough ammunition to call for a ban for menthol cigarettes, especially since the menthol attracted kids to start smoking and made it more difficult for adults to quit. Except that the federal advisory panel only recommended further study.
If you're wondering why the FDA seems lackadaisical, it's that the federal government doesn't necessarily want to go up against the tobacoo lobby. What do you think?