Posts tagged: menthol cigarette brand

Upcoming flavoured tobacco ban on NDP docket

Tweet Premier Rachel Notley said Wednesday Albertans can expect news from her government in the coming days about a potential menthol cigarette ban. Legislation banning specific flavours of tobacco products in the province is set to come into force Monday because they are enticing to youth. But the ban exempts menthol, a move that earned the former Progressive Conservative government harsh criticism from Notley’s NDP when her caucus sat in oppo ... Jump to full article >>

Lorillard Fights to Snuff Menthol Ban

Tweet Lorillard Inc., maker of the U.S.’s leading menthol cigarette brand, is engaged in a fierce battle to prevent the Food and Drug Administration from banning a product that accounts for roughly 90% of its sales. Among the company’s tactics: buying up a host of menthol-bashing Internet domain names, including MentholKillsMinorities.com, MentholAddictsYouth.com and FDAMustBanMenthol.com. Keeping those names out of the hands of criti ... Jump to full article >>