If you’re looking for a snus that will replace your menthol cigarettes, then this is your new go-to snus! All I can say before jumping into the review is if you're a menthol cigarette smoker (or used to be) buy a roll of this delicious Odens White Portion Mint snus.....
The best of intentions carry unintended consequences. In the case of The Tobacco Act of 2009 giving FDA control over tobacco products, the intentions weren't even praise-worthy. The Tobacco Act was pure political pandering to both Anti-Tobacco Zealots and Big Tobacco at the same time. As usual, "the children" were mentioned often. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, as it was called up until about 20 minutes after President Obama signed it into law, is now just called The Tobacco Act. No need to hide behind the family or children once the Big Guy made this travesty the law of the land.
"Unintended Consequences" were big on the mind of Bill Greiwe, CEO of Cheyenne International, when we spoke a little over a month ago. Much has happened in the short time between then and now which makes Mr. Greiwe's thoughts more prophetic than speculative.
Any rational person reading the Kennedy/Waxman legislation President Obama recently signed into law would be aghast at how poorly written it was. The so-called Family Smoking Protection and Tobacco Control Act accomplishes neither.
It is no secret that Black Americans who smoke are overwhelming menthol cigarette smokers. By keeping menthol legal as a flavoring for cigarettes, FDA is not only mandated to save Lorillard Tobacco and Newport Cigarettes from extinction, but to condemn more Black Children to cigarette addiction.
The joke may be on Lorillard though, as Altria Group's Philip Morris USA; yes the same Philip Morris USA whose lobbyists wrote a large piece of Kennedy/Waxman, introduced a brand-new Marlboro menthol cigarette just days before President Obama signed the bill into law. This cigarette is specifically targeted against Newport and Reynolds Tobacco's Camel Crush.
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