A majority of adults in the United States support policies that prohibit the sale of menthol cigarettes and all tobacco products according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC survey assessed support for commercial tobacco retail policies among 6,455 U.S. adults. Overall, about 57% of adults supported a policy prohibiting the sale of all tobacco products and about 62% supported a policy prohibiting the sale of menthol cigarettes.
No significant racial and ethnic group differences were found regarding support of a policy to prohibit menthol cigarette sales, highlighting broad support among all respondents.
Although support for both policies was lower among people who reported current tobacco product use compared with those who did not, more than one-third of respondents who currently smoked cigarettes or menthol cigarettes still supported prohibiting menthol cigarette sales, and more than one-quarter of these respondents supported prohibiting all tobacco product sales.
- See “Majority of Americans support blocking sales of all tobacco products, CDC study says” by Thao Nguyen on the Medical Xpress website (February 6, 2023)
- See the full text of the CDC report “Support for Policies to Prohibit the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes and All Tobacco Products Among Adults, 2021” by Maeh Al-Shawaf et al.