Ban On Clove and Flavored Cigarettes

Congress is working on banning flavored cigarettes and cigars, including flavored tobacco and clove cigarettes. What happened to 'Land of the Free'?

It has recently come to my attention that flavored cigarettes, as well as clove cigarettes, are being banned in some states. I am not a smoker, but I have family members who smoke Cloves, and I do not understand the ban. I do not see the danger in cloves, as I myself am not drawn to them simply because they are 'flavored', and I don't know of anyone my age who smokes them, only people who are twenty years my elder. I love my country, and I am thankful for all of the freedom and rights given to me, but I simply do not understand the point of this new law. If minors are somehow getting their hands on cigarettes and other tobacco products, I believe the problem is not the cigarette's flavor, but the carelessness of store clerk's who are not IDing people. I ask that you reconsider this new law, as it's a violation of our rights promised to us as American citizens. Thank you for your time and consideration.