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The Fall Of Menthol

The pandemic continues to spiral out of control in India, with the country recently topping 200,000 deaths by the official count. The initial flights carrying relief from the U.S. landed yesterday. Vaccine manufacturing supplies from the U.S. will soon follow.

The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that it’s creating standards over the next year to ban menthol in cigarettes and all flavoring in cigars. Flavored tobacco offerings are heavily marketed to Black people, and as a result, 85 percent of all menthol cigarette smokers are Black.

And in headlines: five Lady Gaga dog robbers are arrested, Colorado state legislature okays human composting, and Disaster Girl sells her own meme as an NFT for $500,000.

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