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Oakland Groups Wants to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

The African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, an Oakland-based organization, urged federal officials this week to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes, the Mercury News reported. With 80 percent of menthol smokers being Black compared to 20 percent being white, the council said that Big Tobacco targets and preys on Blacks with their constant advertising. 

 

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