The Effects “Big Tobacco” Has on Blacks

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The Menthol Debate

While the menthol debate has been discussed over the years, the FDA in 2013 launched a campaign to determine if menthol cigarettes were more harmful than non-menthols. While Lorillard took a stance on the socio-economic effects of menthols, the FDA used a scientific approach which kept Menthols legal, but outlined specific dangers.

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