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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Black Group Asks FDA to Snuff Out Menthol Cigarettes

In a 2002 research paper, “The African Americanization of menthol cigarette use in the United States," Gardiner wrote that the cigarette industry has successfully promoted among African Americans the belief that menthol cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes. The companies also donated money to civil-rights organizations, which encouraged the groups to support their brands. The leading menthol brands are Newport, Marlboro Menthol and Benson and Hedges.

"Menthol cigarettes are a growth area for the cigarette industry," Gardiner said. "People aren't smoking a pack a day like they used to, but the proportion of menthol-cigarette smoking is increasing."

World No Tobacco Day, which is organized by the World Health Organization, highlights the risks associated with tobacco use and advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The day is observed each year on May 31.  - New America Media

The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council can be found on the web at SavingBlackLives.org.


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