After seemingly positive results in Canada, the United States may also ban menthol cigarettes soon, and scientific study on menthols shows the results would make for a healthier populace.

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb plans to pursue a ban on menthol cigarettes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday afternoon, citing senior agency officials.

Menthol-flavored cigarettes were banned north of the border in waves across Canadian provinces in recent years, and while researchers found that sales of menthol products continued after the ban on cigarettes, there was no ban backlash, or “surge,” in illicit cigarette use after the menthol ban, according to a report published last month in Tobacco Journal.

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