Understanding Potential Menthol Tobacco Bans and their Impact on Communities of Color

Key Resources

(listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“FDA News Release: FDA Commits to Evidence-Based Actions Aimed at Saving Lives and Preventing Future Generations of Smokers.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration. April 29, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/H3Ug.

“Impact of Menthol Cigarettes on Youth Smoking Initiation and Health Disparities.” Bach, L. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. April 14, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/PAp7.

“Marketing Menthol: The History of Tobacco Industry Targeting of African Americans.” Bach, L. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. November 11, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/muNf.

“Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act – An Overview.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration. June 3, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/JrCe.

“Tobacco-Related Disparities.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. February 3, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/4rxt.

“Use of Mentholated Cigarettes and Likelihood of Smoking Cessation in the United States: A Meta-Analysis.” Smith, P., Assefa, B., Kainth, S., et al. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. June 17, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/rGmb.

“Black Lives / Black Lungs.” Black Lives/Black Lungs. August 6, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/bBWE.

Additional Resources

(listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

Menthol Ban: Highlighting the Facts and Rebutting Tobacco Industry Misinformation.” Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. 2021. Available at http://allh.us/XYAv.

“Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community: A Public Health Issue.” Food and Drug Administration. June 2, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/TfrK.

“Menthols, E-cigs, Cigars Hook Kids, Groups Say in Support of Ban.” Barash, M. Bloomberg Government. May 17, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/RjmF.

“As FDA Readies Menthol Cigarette Ban, What’s Next?” Satel, S. American Enterprise Institute. May 13, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/8TWd.

“AATCLC Statement on FDA Decision to Ban Menthol.” The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council. April 30, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/Dyxm.

“FDA Says It Will Ban All Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars.” Florko, N. STAT. April 29, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/MVqv.

“Coalition Letter of Concern to HHS on Menthol Cigarette Ban.” American Civil Liberties Union. April 26, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/937k.

“Tobacco 21.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration. February 22, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/r3dy.

“Today Massachusetts Makes History as the First State to End the Sale of All Flavored Tobacco Products, Including Menthol Cigarettes.” Meyers, M. Center for Tobacco Free Kids. June 1, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/MFcJ.

“Interventions for Tobacco Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Persons: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force.” Patnode, C., Henderson, J., Coppola, E., et al. JAMA. January 19, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/Ucfw.

“Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults in the United States.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 10, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/9EbJ.

“Selected Laws Enacted by the U.S. Government Regarding the Regulation of Tobacco Sales, Marketing, and Use.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September 11, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/bw6F.

“Selected Actions of the U.S. Government Regarding the Regulation of Tobacco Sales, Marketing, and Use.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. August 4, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/tqnP.

“Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General – Key Findings.” Office of the Surgeon General. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. January 23, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/3T8x.

“Simulating the Effects of Tobacco Retail Restriction Policies.” Combs, T., McKay, V., Ornstein, J., et al. Brookings Institution. September 3, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/RqBY.

“Why Are 72% Of Smokers from Lower-Income Communities?” Truth Initiative. June 24, 2018. Available at http://allh.us/bvRu.

“Influence of the Flavored Cigarette Ban on Adolescent Tobacco Use.” Courtemanche, C., Palmer, M., Pesko, M. American Journal of Preventative Medicine. May 1, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/THUE.


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