FDA considers ban on flavored cigars

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is scaling up efforts to fight youth tobacco addiction with potential regulation that would ban all flavored cigars. The potential regulation is posted in the Unified Agenda as a prerule.

Cigars would be the latest tobacco product with flavor restrictions. The Tobacco Control Act in 2009 banned all flavored cigarettes but menthol, and the CDC last month threatened to pull flavored e-cigarettes from the market if manufacturers did not submit plans to prevent youth use. The agency recently raided the office of Juul, on the of the biggest e-cigarette brands.