I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life.
Earlier this morning, I noted that the progressive mentality is inherently elitist, condescending, humorless, anti-populist and authoritarian. These people deeply care about and want to control, scold and punish people over things which the rest of us don’t care about like your own private thoughts or offensive words. PMCs clearly believe that they have a divine right to rule this country and lord it over the rest of us.
Guess what? As if almost on cue, the progressive busybodies are it again:
“The Biden administration is expected to announce a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes this week, the Washington Post reports.
Why it matters: Tobacco opponents and civil rights groups have said the industry disproportionately targets and hurts Black communities. Tobacco use remains a contributor to the leading causes of illness and death, especially among people of color. …
The big picture: This type of ban does not require congressional approval, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must first take public comment on the proposed rule before finalizing regulation. …”
“The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to bar menthol cigarettes nationwide in a plan to be released Thursday, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The menthol ban would be one of FDA’s most aggressive tobacco reform efforts since the agency first began regulating the industry in 2009, and one long-awaited by scores of public health groups. But it also will likely take years to implement, and FDA does not yet have a permanent commissioner in place for what could be a lengthy battle with industry. …”
Welcome to the new progressive era.
Nanny Bloomberg is getting his money’s worth from Joe Biden.
Joe Biden is planning to ban menthol cigarettes because he knows what is best for Black people. BTW, gas prices have already gone way up. These people want to vastly raise the price of electricity like in Germany. Progressive activists have a big problem with your consumption of beef too and want the government to intervene in the food supply chain to pay ranchers not to raise livestock to make beef more expensive. Books have recently emerged as a free speech background because progressive activists want to have the power to determine what you are allowed to read too.