"In a letter to the FDA, Attorney General Stein and a bipartisan coalition of 23 attorneys general argue that such a prohibition would save thousands of lives and should be implemented immediately. Despite the overall decline in non-menthol smoking, the prevalence of menthol smoking has remained constant in recent years and disproportionately impacts youth and communities of color."
"Right now, our tobacco taxes don't do that," said Dr. Rob Crane, president of the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation. As for illegal sales to teens and enforcement of the 21 or older law, he said: "Ohio fails our kids. Our underage sales numbers are sickening."
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