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Menthol Cigarettes Should Be Banned, Says Group

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Menthol cigarettes will not be banned by a newly introduced legislation, but health officials are urging that these tobacco products pose health risk and don't deserve a special treatment.

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A new bill on Menthol cigarettes, passed by House and Senate committees and pending for Congress approval, bans flavored cigarettes, such as strawberry, chocolate, fruit, candy and spice flavorings, but allows menthol ones. Several former government health officials - including former US health secretary Joseph Califano Jr., Tommy G. Thompson, Donna E. Shalala, Richard S. Schweicker, Dr. Otis R. Bowen, F. David Matthews - urge lawmakers to restrict menthol cigarette production as well.

This new legislation