Menthol cigarettes are going up in smoke

Episode Info

On this episode of “We Can Do This!” our host Sally Greenberg sits down with members of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, the country’s leading public health education and advocacy organization taking on Big Tobacco to save Black lives. Dr. Phil Gardiner, Carol McGruder and Charles Debnam break down the FDA’s proposed move to ban menthol cigarettes, how Big Tobacco has aggressively targeted African American communities and eliminating the number one culprit of preventable deaths for Black people in America. The airing of this episode is timely with the news of Juul e-cigarettes being banned last week and ahead of the August deadline for FDA public comments on their proposed new rules that ban the manufacture and sale of menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars.
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