Bloomberg Law
Aug. 3, 2022, 9:29 AMUpdated: Aug. 4, 2022, 3:59 PM

Vape Maker Group Sides With FDA on Menthol Cigarette Ban (3)

Celine Castronuovo
Celine Castronuovo

The FDA has gained an unlikely ally in its plans to ban menthol cigarettes—a leading vaping trade group that wants to see smokers switch to e-cigarette products.

The agency received hundreds of thousands of comments on its effort to target menthol and other flavored tobacco products that can make smoking harder to quit. The Vapor Technology Association, which represents an industry typically known for its combative relationship with the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products, says it wants to see the proposal go through, so long as the FDA authorizes more e-cigarettes as an alternative.

“Removing menthol cigarettes ...