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Black health experts urge Obama to reignite fight against menthol cigarettes which are killing African American community

African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council is calling on the president to take a stand and put pressure on the FDA. 'Over 80 per cent of Black smokers use mentholated tobacco products, which is due to decades of geographically racialized targeti
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 16, 2016 16:19

truth initiative ceo calls for fda to ban menthol

truth Initiative® CEO and President Robin Koval called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban menthol cigarettes at a Tuesday press conference. “It’s a national tragedy when you consider the overwhelming evidence against menthol, combined wit
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 15, 2016 17:13

Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2016: Black Doctors Urge President Obama to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

In their letter, the African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council urges Obama to use his clout with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban menthol cigarettes. "What we are asking of you, President Obama, can be accomplished rapidly with the
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 15, 2016 17:11

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Why do people who don't smoke get lung cancer?

About 70 per cent of these "never-smokers" - as they are referred to in the medical field - who have lung cancer are women. All told, "never-smokers" make up three in 10 lung cancer patients here.... "Exposure to second-hand smoke at home or at the work
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 14, 2016 18:16

Statement of National Alliance for Hispanic Health on FDA Regulation of Menthol and Flavorings in Tobacco Products English

"The White House can truly celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this week by directing the FDA to issue a proposed rule to remove all flavored tobacco products, including menthol products, from the marketplace and protect the health of families and children,
PR Newswire
added Sep 14, 2016 13:32

[Florida] Attorneys Debate Philip Morris' Potential Link to Cuban Immigrant's Lung Cancer, as Trial Opens

Attorneys Monday battled over whether choice or addiction drove a Cuban immigrant to smoke as many as 4 packs of cigarettes a day for 45 years, as trial over his lung cancer opened against the country's biggest cigarette maker. Chacon v. Philip Morris, 08
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 14, 2016 02:00

Black Health Experts Renew Fight Against Menthol Cigarettes

a group of African-American activists and health experts made an appeal to President Obama, arguing that the issue was not only one of health, but also of social justice. “What we’re trying to do is involve the president of the United States in this dis
New York Times
added Sep 14, 2016 01:56

AHA to Parents: Protect Your Kids From Secondhand Smoke

Action Points An estimated 24 million children and teens in the United States are routinely exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke, and the American Heart Association (AHA) is calling on parents and health policy makers to take a "zero tolerance" approach t
MedPage Today
added Sep 14, 2016 01:50

Study: 40 percent of children exposed to secondhand smoke

four out of ten children are still exposed to secondhand smoke, at least partially because it remains prevalent in public spaces and apartment buildings, according to a study published in the journal Circulation.
added Sep 13, 2016 01:06

A Sophisticated Space for Sistas and…Cigars

Cooper calls her brainchild Stixx & Stilettos. It acquaints Black women with the world of cigars while also helping professional ladies gather to network and socialize, much as golf courses help cultivate business connections.
Ebony Magazine
added Sep 9, 2016 18:27
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