The Biden regime is proposing a ban on menthol cigarettes. Why? Because they believe that black people in America aren’t as smart as others and can’t figure out that menthol cigarettes are addictive and may lead to serious health issues. Much like the pressure Democrats are placing on states to remove voter ID qualifications because they believe black people don’t have the mental capacity to figure out how to get a photo ID, the Biden administration’s nanny-state is coming to the rescue of helpless black Americans in the name of racial equity.
From the Daily Mail: The Washington Post reported the anticipated move Wednesday, which would set off a process with the Food and Drug Administration that could take years, but would be applauded by antismoking and civil rights groups.
They have pressured the federal government to make the move because they say the tobacco industry has aggressively targeted black communities when pushing the mint-flavored smokes.
The Post also reported that the Biden administration is also looking to include menthol and other flavored, mass-produced cigars as well, including the smaller cigars that are popular with young people.
Biden has made racial equity part of his agenda, including health outcomes.
Health groups point to studies that show menthol cigarettes are harder to quit than the non-flavored versions and point to numbers showing that black Americans smoke them at three times the rate of white Americans.
Data from the FDA count 19.5 million people as menthol cigarette smokers.
Among African-American smokers, 85.8 percent smoke menthols.
On the surface, it’s just another day for the Biden regime, an overreaching, divisive cabal of useless bureaucrats pandering to special interest groups for future campaign donations. But in reality, each time the
Biden Obama regime places another arbitrary restriction on legal products for sale on the open market, America becomes one step closer to accepting totalitarian rule.