Anti-Smoking Advocates Want To Ban "Racist" Menthol Cigarettes...

Dozens of health advocacy groups are calling on the United Nations to pressure U.S. regulators to ban menthol tobacco products, citing evidence that manufacturers market directly to black people.

Nearly 100 advocacy groups, including the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, the American Heart Association, and Action on Smoking and Health, will appeal to the U.N. Human Rights Council to restrict the marketing of menthol-flavored products in the U.S. on the grounds that black people are targeted by tobacco companies, according to Bloomberg.

“The decades of well-documented racialized and predatory tobacco industry targeting of African Americans, specifically with menthol flavoring, is a human rights issue,” the groups said...

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