This must be an annual thing with the Biden administration because it was exactly one year ago today that we did a post on the Biden administration being expected to announce a ban on menthol and other flavored cigarettes — a move that the ACLU said had “serious racial justice implications” as it would “lead to unconstitutional policing.” It was also last year that Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser outlawed menthol cigarettes, saying they had a “particularly insidious effect” on the black community. But a year later, he we are again:
The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a proposed rule this week to ban menthol from cigarettes, as well as to ban flavored cigars. It’s a step that public health officials say is essential to protect public health. https://t.co/98eQ3XI5gV
— CNN (@CNN) April 28, 2022
It’s so essential they keep kicking the can down the road.
Crack pipes are OK but not menthols https://t.co/dJMRG6ViNI
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 28, 2022
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) April 28, 2022
Hey, the Biden administration was never handing out crack pipes — Snopes said that was “mostly false” in what someone called “the wildest fact check I’ve ever seen.” Jen Psaki made it clear that the reporting was inaccurate, and crack pipes were never included in those “safe smoking kits” being handed out by the government.
Focusing on what's important. https://t.co/4WPHu0m2uc
— Melissa Mackenzie (@MelissaTweets) April 28, 2022
It is pretty obvious who this rule is targeting, and being implemented by an enitrely dem controlled gov, yet the accusations of racism always flow in one direction. https://t.co/5l7WyVGczW
— Kulak security force🐊 (@jr0ck1982) April 28, 2022
I quit smoking so this doesn't affect me, but it does seem to attack the black community. Smokers aren't going to suddenly quit smoking just because you took away a flavor. https://t.co/0NRIZKG8i2
— Mrs. Smith (@use4a_no) April 28, 2022
Smoke all the pot you want, but if you want to light up a Kool or Newport, no dice! https://t.co/LvYKBTvQFz
— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) April 28, 2022
Let's make more criminals!!!!!!! https://t.co/pUm8v6gn1B
— Rob Mckee (@bigrobmckee) April 28, 2022
That was the ACLU’s concern.
It's gratifying to know that the FDA has run out of literally every other problem in the world to address. https://t.co/TrZv4Pw7j3
— Michael Haugen (@HaugenTX) April 28, 2022
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser outlaws menthol cigarettes, says they have a ‘particularly insidious effect’ on the black community https://t.co/KBovcYbR7q
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 21, 2021