The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced it would move to ban menthol tobacco cigarettes and flavored cigars, a historic step the agency said would significantly prevent death and disease, particularly among Black Americans.
Here is a quote from the FDA Press release of April 19.2021:
see complete Press release at:"In the U.S., it is estimated that there are nearly 18.6 million current smokers of menthol cigarettes. But use of menthol cigarettes among smokers is not uniform: out of all Black smokers, nearly 85% smoke menthol cigarettes, compared to 30% of White smokers who smoke menthols. In addition, among youth, from 2011 to 2018, declines in menthol cigarette use were observed among non-Hispanic White youth but not among non-Hispanic Black or Hispanic youth"
Normally I do not post political editorial comments on this board, but some of the enforcement action demands note. No matter if you voted for Biden or not. No matter if you are a flaming progressive "Bernie" liberal or not: You must be aware that "big brother / big government" far left movement has real day to day consequences on your life. Under the newly elected administration, the current tone and accepted practice in DC is that the bureaucrats are having a wild party, and YOU, the American Citizen, is the guest of honor.
Are you Black, then what's next? Following the above FDA logic then all these suggested moves make perfect sense: Here is some more "Flavor Prohibitions" that the big government should consider:
1.) More Blacks are killed by domestic violence gunfire that whites. It is known that the style of these guns is "chrome plated type". Therefore ban Blacks owning (chrome plated) guns.
2.) Obesity is a major co-morbidity factor, especially in CLOVID-19. Obesity in Blacks is know to be associated with excessive consumption of high calorie "soul food". Ban foods containing a flavor chemical profile similar to known profiles of samples of soul food..
3.) In the U.S., it is estimated that there are nearly 18.6 million current users of "menthol" or "spearmint" room air fresheners. But use of these is not uniform: out of all Black users, nearly 85% use menthol fresheners, compared to 30% of Whites. Since the FDA has determined that this flavor profile is a clear gateway to the general use of "room air modifiers", and these products emits level of Particulate Emissions in excess of the EPA Standards to Control Particulate Matter (PM) Pollution ( see: https://bit.ly/3e6gwM2) It is hereby mandated that it will be a crime for Black to purchase "Menthol Air Fresheners"