In the News: How the Tobacco Industry Targeted Black Americans with Menthol Smokes

May 10, 2022

CHW affiliate Keith Wailoo, Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs, weighs in on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, which have been historically marketed to Black communities. The change, according to the agency, would save up to 238,000 Black American lives and represent an important step forward in reducing health disparities.