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Model Resolution Encouraging the Food & Drug Administration to Ban the Use of Menthol in Cigarettes

One way to communicate to the FDA

Model Legal Document
Good Governance
Tobacco Prevention

The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to create regulations banning or restricting the use of menthol in cigarettes.

The FDA is currently deciding what, if any, action to take to regulate mentholated cigarettes and other tobacco products. Cities and counties can pass a local resolution to encourage the FDA to regulate or completely ban the use of menthol in cigarettes. Our model resolution can be tailored by cities and counties to reflect their positions regarding menthol in cigarettes. This is one way for cities and counties to communicate to the FDA their opinion about what approach the FDA should take to regulate these products.

We also recommend our Getting Your Voice Heard: Commenting on Federal Regulations fact sheet, which explains the process for creating federal regulations, including how and when the public can provide input on proposed new rules.