烟草在线据Richmond （VA） BizSense报道编译 5月19日，美国参议院的一个小组正考虑禁止樱桃、巧克力和丁香等某些卷烟香料的烟草立法。
Altria backs ban on flavored cigarettes
Richmond (VA) BizSense
May 19, 2009
A U.S. Senate panel is considering tobacco legislation today that would ban certain cigarette flavorings including cherry, chocolate and cloves.
In what may be a surprise to some, leading tobacco product producer Altria supports the ban. The company has negotiated with anti-smoking advocates and lawmakers to reach a compromise on the bill.
The ban exempts menthol-flavored cigarettes, which account for 28 percent of all cigarettes sold in the U.S., according to the Specialty Tobacco Council. By comparison clove cigarettes account for just under one percent.
The bill also regulates labeling of cigarette packaging and would require manufacturers to include warnings on the front and back of the package that occupy the entire top half of the panel. Among the nine accepted warnings include: "Cigarettes cause cancer", "Smoking can kill you", and the slightly innocuous "Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health."