Biden’s Toxic Menthol Ban

President Biden addresses a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2021. (Chip Somodevilla/Reuters)
The African Americans whom the president’s proposal openly targets are likely to bear the brunt of enforcement.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M aking yet another mockery of the Constitution’s insistence that the federal government’s powers remain “few and defined,” President Biden has announced that he intends to effect a national ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes. There is nothing left in America, it seems, that can escape the executive’s whim.

The Washington Post notes that the Biden administration is specifically targeting menthols because “African Americans have been disproportionately harmed” by them — which, once you strip out the jargon, is simply another way of saying that the Biden administration is targeting menthols because African Americans disproportionately like menthols. It can be tough


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