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Petition Filed to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Recently, a petition on the behalf of 19 organizations, including the African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, was sent to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanding a ban on menthol cigarettes. The petition stated that young smokers and smokers of color have greater access to these types of cigarettes.  

 

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