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California anti-tobacco advocates urge FDA to ban menthol in cigarettes as part of World No Tobacco Day

“Menthol in cigarettes is a public health hazard; it makes it easier for our youth to start smoking, it keeps people smoking, and often prevents them from quitting,” said Carol McGruder, co-chair of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council
San Francisco Bay View
added Jun 10, 2013 10:20
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[California] SF bans sale of menthol cigarettes, may eliminate at least $50.5M in tobacco sales

prohibits retailers from selling flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, flavored chewing tobacco and flavored liquids containing nicotine used in electronic cigarettes, which disproportionately impact the LGBT and black communities. “We
San Francisco (CA) Examiner
added Jun 21, 2017 20:12
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[Mississippi] Eubanks: Cigars with The Smokin' Hot Ladies Club

I finally found the October meeting place of The Smokin’ Hot Ladies Club. Almost as soon as I walked in, I was offered a White Russian. These gals are all right.... They just lit their pipes, cigars and cigarillos and began to talk. And they didn't jus
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Oct 29, 2016 01:14
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Smoking Prevalence and Cessation Before and During Pregnancy: Data From the BirthCertificate, 2014 (PDF)

Smoking during pregnancy was more prevalent for women aged 20–24 (13.0%) than for other ages, and by race and Hispanic origin, the highest rate was for non- Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native women (18.0%). Smoking during pregnancy ranged from
National Center for Health Statistics
added Feb 10, 2016 18:17
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Big Tobacco’s big race play: Philip Morris, the NAACP and the future of menthol cigarettes

But Lorillard made a striking exception for one set of Democrats: African Americans. It gave campaign cash to half of all black members of Congress, as opposed to just one in 38 non-black Democrats, according to an analysis by FairWarning of records from
Salon Magazine
added Nov 27, 2015 23:50
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the troubling history of big tobacco’s cozy ties with black leaders racial identity

our take The tobacco industry uses menthol to appeal to youth and blacks. Banning menthol cigarettes will save young lives and it will save black lives. And that’s something we should all be able to get behind.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 18, 2015 16:43
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[South Carolina] The man behind Ben Carson

He grew up wealthy on a tobacco farm in South Carolina and first met Thurmond when he was 16. Thurmond told him to look him up if he wanted to work for him and did just that, becoming an adviser, helping the long-time senator get reelected at a time when
The Hill
added Aug 21, 2015 14:07
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[Wisconsin] Menthol cigarettes harder to quit, UW-Madison study says

Menthol flavoring may make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes, especially for black women, a UW-Madison study found. In a study of people trying to quit smoking, 38 percent of non-menthol smokers quit after six months, compared to 31 percent of mentho
Wisconsin State Journal
added Jul 23, 2014 14:20
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[Africa] Robert Mugabe says no whites may own land in Zimbabwe

has ordered the nation’s remaining white farmers to be booted off their farms in order that the land be given to black Zimbabweans. In the harshest official policy on race and land reform in a country that has been close to bankruptcy, the 90-year old au
Christian Science Monitor
added Jul 6, 2014 22:13
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DOCKET for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Jan 29-Mar 31, 2014

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Tobacco On Trial
added Mar 31, 2014 22:05
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