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Big Tobacco Targets Black Communities: Lawsuit Over Menthol Cigarette Delay

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In a major public health story, anti-smoking groups have filed a lawsuit against the US government. The lawsuit accuses the government of endangering lives by delaying a ban on menthol cigarettes. On “Psychology Behind the Headlines”, hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest Dr. Cortina Peters discuss the lawsuit.

Targeted Harm? 

The lawsuit highlights a history of tobacco companies strategically marketing menthol cigarettes to Black communities, despite health risks.

Health Equity Crisis 

Dr. Cortina explains how this situation perpetuates health disparities and systemic racism within the United States.

The Dangers of Menthol 

Menthol cigarettes are more addictive and harder to quit than regular cigarettes, increasing health risks for smokers.

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