Banning Menthol: The twisted history of menthol cigarettes and the targeting of African-Americans

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The FDA recently proposed a ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes. Advocates for the ban say this is a big and long-needed public health move, especially for African-American communities, because for years they have been targeted by tobacco companies. We wanted to dig into this topic so we spoke Portia Reddick White, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and Delmonte Jefferson, Executive Director at the Center for Black Health and Equity. They join KYW Newsradio In Depth to talk about the history of menthol cigarettes, how much damage has been done, and what no menthol Sunday is all about.

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