National Urban League: Proposed Menthol Cigarette Ban Would Benefit African Americans' Health

National Urban League: Proposed Menthol Cigarette Ban Would Benefit African Americans’ Health

NEW YORK (November 13, 2018) — National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plan to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes:

“The destructive impact of menthol cigarettes on the African-American community is clear. African Americans smoke menthol cigarettes at higher rates, quit smoking at lower rates and have far higher death rates from smoking-related illnesses, including lung cancer, than the population as a whole. 


Source: National Urban League