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TOBACCO & MENTHOL

We fight against the marketing and sale of deadly tobacco

products to Black people.

TOBACCO USE IN BLACK COMMUNITIES

Black people who want to quit smoking are typically less successful than other ethnic groups for numerous reasons:

  • Tobacco industry tactics led most Black smokers towards mentholated products, which are more difficult to quit

  • There are very few cessation resources developed with Black audiences in mind

  • Research is unclear about the unique ways in which nicotine addiction affects people of African decent

  • Black Americans use cessation treatment and services less often

The center is actively 
engaged in policy change against big
tobacco.

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The Center produces a number of tobacco related resources to help Black people on their quit journey and to organize against the tobacco industry. We frequently partner with community groups who share our vision.

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