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Menthol is not just an injustice. It’s killing us.

Menthol-flavored tobacco products are dangerous for our communities.

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THE ISSUE OF TOBACCO IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Industry Influence Where we Shop

Exposure to retail tobacco marketing leads to increased youth initiation of smoking and disproportionately impacts low-income communities.

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Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Imagery on Screen

Smoking on screen recruits 390,00 teens to start smoking every day, one third of which will die prematurely from tobacco-related illness.

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Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Use Where We Live

Secondhand smoke and vapor drifts from neighboring apartments and creates unhealthy living conditions for everyone in the building.

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Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Use Where We Work

Smoking on workplace grounds exposes employees, visitors and clients to harmful secondhand smoke.

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Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Use Where We Play

Exposure to secondhand smoke and tobacco litter in outdoor recreational areas including parks and beaches can be hazardous - especially for children.

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    February 22nd

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    February 22nd

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    Menthol products are given more shelf space and are cheaper in retail outlets within African American and other minority neighborhoods. Learn more at NotJustMenthol.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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