Potentially expanding the Tobacco Control Act’s prohibition on flavored cigarettes, and perhaps signaling the beginning of a nationwide trend, the Washington Senate has introduced a bill that would ban any type of flavored tobacco products.   The flavor ban would extend to all tobacco products, including cigars and smokeless tobacco.  It would ban any type of flavoring, including wintergreen, mint or menthol.  A similar ban by New York City has been upheld against challenge by tobacco product manufacturers.

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