Menthol cigarettes, which continue to be used disproportionately by racial and ethnic minority smokers, LGBT smokers, and youth, are largely responsible for tobacco-related health disparities among these groups. Despite this, menthol and other flavored tobacco products continue to be widely available throughout the U.S. In recent years, a growing number of communities have taken steps to regulate flavored tobacco products, including restricting their sale.

New York State law restricts the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, and local governments in New York have adopted or considered related policies. This 2-hour webinar by seasoned public health attorneys and policy analysts will describe equity concerns related to menthol and other flavors, provide an update on FDA regulation of these products, describe the national and New York state of regulation, and provide a litigation update.

Presenters:
Michael Freiberg, Esther Agbaje, Colin Welker, Public Health Law Center
Mike Seilback, American Lung Association
Kevin Schroth, Rutgers School of Public Health

Moderator:
Kelly McAnnany, Public Health Law Center