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Black community has paid horrific price in health and lives because of menthol cigarettes

"Don't delay! Ban mentol cigarettes"

“The tobacco industry has systematically targeted Black communities and kids with marketing for menthol cigarettes for over 60 years, and our community has paid a horrific price in health and lives,” says David Satcher former Surgeon General of the United States.

“Tobacco use is the top cause of preventable death for Black Americans, resulting in the deaths of more than 45,000 annually. Lung cancer – most of which is caused by smoking – is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the Black community.”

See “Don’t delay! Ban mentol cigarettes” on the Georgia Health News website (August 18, 2021)

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