This has been an exciting time in the fight for Black health in America!
On April 25, the LA Times released an investigation with their partner the Bureau of Investigative Journalism on how Big Tobacco used George Floyd and Eric Garner to stoke fear among Black smokers.
Then on April 28, after more than a decade of inaction and an administrative lawsuit brought by the AATCLC and our partners Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), the American Medical Association, and the National Medical Association, the FDA announced that they are finally taking concrete action towards a proposed national ban on menthol flavored cigarettes and flavored cigars.
We are now closer than ever to ending the sale of the products the tobacco industry has used for decades to hook and kill Black Americans.
Want to learn more about the harm menthol flavored cigarettes have caused the Black community?
Join us on the birthday of Malcolm X for a virtual event with an all star panel of researchers to discuss "The Consequences of a Match Made in Hell".
You can sign up by clicking on the event flyer below.