Biden administration expected to announce plan to ban menthol cigarettes – The Washington Post

The industry has denied targeting Black communities or officials. In a recent statement, Kaelan Hollon, a spokeswoman for Reynolds American, maker of Newport, the most popular menthol cigarette, said the company markets its product “to reach a wide and diverse audience of adult smokers, regardless of their ethnicity or gender, with the intention of persuading smokers to choose one of our brands rather than a brand of one of our competitors.”