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TOBACCO & MENTHOL

We fight against the marketing and sale of deadly tobacco

products to Black people.

TOBACCO POLICY & OTHER RESOURCES

Links to a variety or tobacco related resources from trusted organizations.

Supplement to Menthol Citizen Petition (2021)

Citizen's Petition

Public Health Law Center, 2021

 

SB-793: What You Need to Know about California's Flavor Ban Law and Referendum

Webinar

Public Health Law Center, 2020

 

U.S. Sales Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco Products (2020)

Survey of Policies

Public Health Law Center, 2020

 

States and Tribes Stepping in to Protect Communities from the Dangers of E-cigarettes: Actions and Options (2020)

Survey of Policies

Public Health Law Center, 2020

 

Regulating Flavored Tobacco Products (2019)

Policy Guide

Public Health Law Center, 2019 

Tobacco Town Minnesota

Survey of Policies

Public Health Law Center, 2018

Tobacco Town Minnesota: Modeling Menthol and Retailer Density Policies in Minnesota Communities (2018)

Research

Public Health Law Center, 2018 [See also video]

 

More about Menthol: Regulating a Toxic Flavor

Webinar

Public Health Law Center, 2018

 

Regulating Menthol Tobacco Products - Tips & Tools (2018)

Policy Guide

Public Health Law Center, 2018

 

Health Risks of Betel Quid & Tobacco Use (2017)

Informational Paper

Public Health Law Center, 2017

 

Leading from Up North: How Canada is Solving the Menthol Tobacco Problem (2017)

Case Study

Public Health Law Center, 2017

 

Evans v. Lorillard: A Bittersweet Victory Against the Tobacco Industry (2016)

Case Study

Public Health Law Center, 2016

 

Webinar: Regulating Menthol Tobacco Products: The Current Policy Landscape (2016)

Webinar

Public Health Law Center, 2016

 

The Problem with Menthol: A Backgrounder (2015)

Informational Paper

Public Health Law Center, 2015

 

Chicago's Regulation of Menthol Flavored Tobacco Products: A Case Study (2016)

Case Study

Public Health Law Center, 2016

 

Regulating Menthol Flavored Tobacco Products: Lessons Learned (2015)

Policy Guide

Public Health Law Center, 2015

 

Select Bibliography on Menthol Tobacco Products & Related Regulatory Resources (2015)

Bibliography

Public Health Law Center, 2015

 

Model Resolution Requesting that FDA Prohibit Menthol as a Characterizing Flavor in Cigarettes (2015)

Model Policy

Public Health Law Center, 2015

 

Litigation Overview: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Manufacturing Company LLC v. City of New York (2014)

Case Study

Public Health Law Center, 2014

 

Making a Move on Menthol: Regulating Flavored Tobacco Products in Your Community (2014)

Webinar

Public Health Law Center, 2014

 

Cool, Minty & Toxic: What to Do About the Problem of Menthol in Tobacco Products (2014)

Poster

Public Health Law Center, 2014

 

Highlights of Citizen Petition to FDA on Menthol as a Characterizing Flavor (2013)

Informational Paper

Public Health Law Center, 2013

 

FDA Citizen Petition - Asking FDA to Prohibit Menthol as a Characterizing Flavor in Cigarettes (2013)

Citizen's Petition

Public Health Law Center, 2013

 

Sample Language to Restrict the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products, Including Menthol (2014)

Model Policy

Public Health Law Center, 2014

 

How Other Countries Regulate Flavored Tobacco Products (2015)

Survey of Policies

Public Health Law Center, 2015

 

Minty Taste of Death: State and Local Options to Regulate Menthol in Tobacco Products (2015)

Article

Public Health Law Center, 2015

 

What’s Menthol Got to Do with It? Everything (Still)!

Press Briefing

African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, 2019

 

FDA Sued Over Menthol Cigarettes

Press Briefing

African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, 2020 [Video linked at bottom of text]

 

Our Mission

Platform

African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council

 

Big Tobacco, Butt Out!

Opinion Piece

African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, 2018 [Published in Oakland Post]

 

AATCLC At The KJLH Women's Health Expo

Video

African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, 2019

 

Menthol & Cigarettes

Webpage

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020

 

Protecting Young People From E-cigarettes

Webpage

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020

 

Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

Webpage

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020

 

About Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigarettes)

Webpage

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020

 

Flavored Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2014–2018

Article

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019

 

Youth Tobacco Use Infographics

Poster

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019

 

The Menthol Issue

Webpage

The Center for Black Health & Equity

Emerging Tobacco Products

Webpage

Truth Initiative

 

New federal data: Flavored e-cigarettes continue to drive youth vaping epidemic, with disposable use up 1,000% among high schoolers

Article

Truth Initiative, 2020

 

Local flavored tobacco policies

Survey of Policies

Truth Initiative, 2020

 

Weak restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes lead to explosive menthol sales

Article

Truth Initiative, 2020

 

What vape products are still allowed under the new e-cigarette policy?

Article

Truth Initiative, 2020

 

Study highlights importance of strong local flavored tobacco policies, as federal regulation falls short

Article

Truth Initiative, 2020

 

Colorful and close to candy: Surveying how the tobacco industry markets flavored products in stores

Informational Paper

Truth Initiative, 2020

 

75% of parents of middle and high schoolers support banning flavored e-cigarettes

Informational Paper

Truth Initiative, 2019

 

E-cigarettes: Facts, stats and regulations

Informational Paper

Truth Initiative

2019

6 key takeaways from the new FDA plan on e-cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products

Article

Truth Initiative, 2018

JUUL fails to remove all of youth’s favorite flavors from stores

Article

Truth Initiative, 2018

Flavored tobacco use among youth and young adults

Informational Paper

Truth Initiative, 2018

Widespread use of flavored products in young tobacco users

Article

Truth Initiative, 2017

The youth e-cigarette epidemic: 5 important things to know

Article

Truth Initiative, 2018

Youth e-cigarette epidemic: Unintended consequences or strategic marketing?

Video

Truth Initiative, 2018

CDC/FDA show seven of ten youth using tobacco use flavored products

Article

Truth Initiative, 2015

Six highlights from the Tobacco Control special issue on flavors

Article

Truth Initiative, 2016

Majority of U.S. adults support banning menthol cigarettes, including many menthol smokers

Article

Truth Initiative, 2020

Targeted Communities

Webpage

Truth Initiative, 2020

Surgeon General’s Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth

Advisory

U.S. Surgeon General, 2019

2016 Surgeon General's Report: E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Report

U.S. Surgeon General, 2016

 

Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General

Report

U.S. Surgeon General, 2020

 

Unit 2: What's Menthol Got to Do with It?

Toolkit

Stanford

Unit 3: What's So Bad About E-Cigarettes and Vape Pens?

Toolkit

Stanford

 

Unit 4: Why do E-cigarettes and Vape Pens Matter to Young People?

Toolkit

Stanford

 

E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

Article

Stanford, 2019

 

Flavored Tobacco

Webpage

San Francisco Tobacco Free Project

 

No More Flavors: A Case Study Addressing Flavored Tobacco in San Francisco

Case Study

San Francisco Tobacco Free Project / Bright Research Group

2018

 

FDA Ban on Menthol Cigarettes (2013)

Case Study

San Francisco Tobacco Free Project, 2013

 

Flavored Tobacco Sales Ban

Poster

San Francisco Department of Public Health, 2018

Tobacco industry use of flavourings to promote smokeless tobacco products

Article

UCSF, 2016

Tobacco industry use of flavours to recruit new users of little cigars and cigarillos

Article

UCSF, 2014

 

Does Experienced Discrimination Explain Patterns of Menthol Use Among Young Adults? Evidence from the 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Young Adult Health Survey

Article

UCSF, 2019

Mapping Menthol

Research

UCSF

Tobacco Industry Responses to Public Health Campaigns

Research

UCSF

 

The Truth About Flavored Tobacco

Poster

California Dept. of Public Health, 2018

 

Tell FDA to Ban Flavored Tobacco

Webpage

American Heart Association, 2018

 

The Menthol Myth

Webinar

American Heart Association, 2020

 

E-cigarettes Threaten the "Tobacco Endgame"

Webpage

American Heart Association, 2019

 

Chemicals used to flavor tobacco may damage blood vessels

Article

American Heart Association, 2018

 

Youth and Tobacco: A New Crisis Infographic

Poster

American Heart Association, 2019

 

Is Vaping Better Than Smoking?

Webpage

American Heart Association, 2018

How to Keep Kids and Teens from Smoking and Vaping

Webpage

American Heart Association

2018

 

The 101 on E-cigarettes Infographic

Poster

American Heart Association, 2019 [Available in multiple languages]

 

Black Lives / Black Lungs

Video

Lincoln Mondy, 2017

Black Lives / Black Lungs: The Journey of a Stolen Leaf

Video

Lincoln Mondy, 2023

What Is Menthol?

Webpage

ALA - American Lung Association, 2021

 

Emerging Issue: Menthol Tobacco Products

Fact Sheet

ALA - American Lung Association, 2017

 

RE:  Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0521, Menthol ANPRM

Comment

Multiple, 2013

 

Key to Ending Youth E-cigarette Epidemic: End Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products

Article

ALA - American Lung Association, 2019

 

Trump Administration Should Not Exempt Vape Shops or Any Flavors from Its Plan to Clear the Market of All Flavored E-Cigarettes

Article

ALA - American Lung Association, 2019

 

Take Action to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use: Tell Your Senators: It's Time to Prohibit All Flavored Tobacco Products

Letter to Legislature

ALA - American Lung Association

 

The Flavor Trap

Poster

Tobacco Free Kids

The Flavor Trap: How Tobacco Companies Are Luring Kids with Candy-Flavored E-Cigarettes and Cigars

Report

Tobacco Free Kids, 2017

U.S. State and Local Issues: Ending the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products

Webpage

Tobacco Free Kids, 2021

Juul and Youth: Rising E-Cigarette Popularity

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2019

 

Electronic Cigarettes: An Overview of Key Issues

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2020

 

Electronic Cigarettes and Youth

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2020

 

Electronic Cigarettes Should Be Included in Smoke-Free Laws

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2020

 

JUUL and Other High Nicotine E-Cigarettes Are Addicting A New Generation of Youth

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2020

 

Flavored Tobacco Products Attract Kids

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2021

 

Impact of Menthol Cigarettes on Youth Smoking Initiation and Health Disparities

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2021

 

Flavored Tobacco Products Attract Kids (Brief version)

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2020

 

States and Localities That Have Restricted the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products

Survey of Policies

Tobacco Free Kids, 2021

 

Marketing Menthol: The History of Tobacco Industry Targeting of African Americans

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2020

 

Flavored E-Cigarettes Hook Kids

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2020

 

Flavored Tobacco Sales Restrictions: Promising Evidence for Reducing Youth Access and Tobacco Use

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2021

 

Flavored Disposable E-Cigarettes Appeal to Kids and Remain Widely Available

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2021

 

Tobacco Retailer Mapping Study

Research

Tobacco Free Kids, 2020 [See also, video]

 

Advocacy Action Guide: A Toolkit for Strategic Policy Advocacy Campaigns

Toolkit

Advocacy Incubator / Tobacco Free Kids, 2019

 

Tobacco Control Laws Database

Survey of Policies

Tobacco Free Kids

Excluding Cigars from Tobacco Control Laws Puts Everyone At Risk

Article

ACS - American Cancer Society, 2021

 

It's time to end the youth e-cigarette vaping epidemic

Letter to Legislature

ACS - American Cancer Society

Menthol Harms Vermont

Letter to Legislature

ACS - American Cancer Society

Similar petitions exist for other states regarding menthol and flavored tobacco products on the ACS CAN website

 

It's time to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products. [Minnesota]

Letter to Legislature

ACS - American Cancer Society

Similar petitions exist for other states regarding menthol and flavored tobacco products on the ACS CAN website

Phase Out the Commercial Sale of Cigarettes

Webpage

ASH - Action on Smoking and Health

E-Cigarettes & the Fight Against Tobacco

Webpage

ASH - Action on Smoking and Health

Emerging Issues in Commercial Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Social Media Toolkit

Toolkit

Multiple, 2020

Building a Movement to Regulate Menthol Tobacco in Minnesota

Presentation

Multiple, 2017

 

ASH & AATCLC File Lawsuit Against FDA

Article

ASH - Action on Smoking and Health

2020

 

END the sale of all flavored tobacco products

Fact Sheet

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation

2021

 

Prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products

Fact Sheet

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation

2020

Policy Options for Restricting Sales of Menthol Cigarettes and Other Flavored Tobacco Products
(For local governments in California & across the country)

Model Policy

ChangeLab Solutions

Model Resolution Encouraging the Food & Drug Administration to Ban the Use of Menthol in Cigarettes

Model Policy

ChangeLab Solutions, 2013

 

Limiting “Teen-Friendly” Cigars: What communities can do

Fact Sheet

ChangeLab Solutions, 2012

 

Tobacco Companies Are Sweet-Talking Our Kids: Talking points & strategies

Fact Sheet

ChangeLab Solutions, 2017

 

Flavored Tobacco Sales Regulations

Webpage

Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center, 2020

Menthol in Tobacco Products: Case Studies for Regulatory Approaches to Tobacco Products

Case Study

WHO / PHTPC, 2018

 

Point of Sale Tobacco Marketing

Fact Sheet

Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center, 2017

 

Tobacco Fact Sheet: Menthol

Fact Sheet

Legacy for Health, 2014

 

Tobacco in America: Leaving the Vulnerable Behind

Report

ASH - Action on Smoking and Health, 2017

 

Tobacco Use and Ethnicity

Fact Sheet

Tobacco Free Kids, 2017

 

Tobacco Use in Asian American Communities

Fact Sheet

APPEAL - Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy & Leadership, 2014

 

Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans

Informational Paper

ALA - American Lung Association, 2010

 

California Ordinances

Survey of Policies

National Local Advocacy Alliance

Flavored Tobacco Products

Webpage

Counter Tobacco

Menthol

Webpage

Counter Tobacco

Local Menthol Policies: Case Studies

Webinar

Counter Tobacco, 2017

 

Store Assessment Tools

Toolkit

Counter Tobacco

Evidence Summaries and Reports

Webpage

Counter Tobacco

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