Listen now (25 mins) | Listen Now In 2009 the Congress overwhelmingly passed landmark legislation (commontly termed the "Tobacco Control Act") that included banning flavored cigarettes - except menthol. Instead, the Congress called upon the FDA to first study the use of menthol before taking action. In 2011 the FDA released an initial report, the conclusions of which were widely interpreted. Two weeks ago the FDA released a subsequent report again finding the menthol/mint flavor helps people acquire the tobacco/nicotine addiction but did not increase the risk of disease compared to smoking non-menthol cigarettes. Neither report recommended banning or restricting the use of menthol.