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U.S. FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes

April 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes in the United States, a win for anti-tobacco and civil rights groups, but a move that could erase a huge chunk of sales for cigarette manufacturers.

The FDA is working toward issuing proposed product standards within the next year to ban menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and ban all characterizing flavors in cigars, the agency said.

Reporting by Nivedita Balu and Ankur Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr

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