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Sunday, September 18, 2016

A group of African-American doctors is calling on President Obama to ban the sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes, which data shows are heavily favored among black smokers. The African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council sent a letter to the president in August, asking him to direct the FDA to remove the products from the marketplace. "Young African-Americans die disproportionately from tobacco-related disease compared to other people in the population," Dr. Philip Gardiner, council co-chairman, said. "The punchline here about menthol is it allows the poisons in tobacco cigarettes to go down easier." A 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found that 83 percent of black adult smokers and 72 percent of underage black smokers prefer menthol-flavored brands, according to the report.

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These MD's are perpetuating racist stereotypes. Next they will probably target fried chicken and malt liquor.

#1 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2016-09-18 08:23 AM | Reply

"Next they will probably target fried chicken and malt liquor"

Only if they are menthol flavored...

#2 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2016-09-18 02:42 PM | Reply

U mean no mo Kools, fool?

#3 | Posted by cookfish at 2016-09-18 03:49 PM | Reply

By focusing their criticism on menthols, I figure my casual habit of enjoying a wine flavored black & mild on my porch rocking chair, is doctor approved.

#4 | Posted by ReformedNeocon at 2016-09-18 03:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Youve got to be kidding me.

But perhaps this would be a good way to show smokers that they don't need to be voting democrat so great do it and see what happens.

#5 | Posted by tmaster at 2016-09-18 05:57 PM | Reply

Let me guess, cookfish gets mad when people say he's racist.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2016-09-18 07:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I just had brunch with a black Ph.D who never said a word about menthol cigarettes.

#7 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2016-09-18 07:41 PM | Reply

#7 That's because they were uppity. See my back page thread on the BLM law suit & comments.

#8 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2016-09-18 07:50 PM | Reply

"I just had brunch with a black Ph.D who never said a word about menthol cigarettes."

You DO realize the difference between a doctor of science and a doctor of medicine?

#9 | Posted by MarcNBarrett at 2016-09-18 09:53 PM | Reply

You DO realize the difference between a doctor of science and a doctor of medicine?

PhDs are God's gift to humanity and MDs think they are?

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2016-09-18 11:04 PM | Reply

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Sure they do.

#11 | Posted by fresno500 at 2016-09-18 11:26 PM | Reply

:)

Was a joke. Should have made that clearer.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2016-09-18 11:37 PM | Reply

As long as they don't ban Newports. White women who like black men smoke Newports.

If you ever hear black men talking about a white woman by saying "She smokes Newports", you know what they are talking about..

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2016-09-18 11:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

"...report found that 83 percent of black adult smokers and 72 percent of underage black smokers prefer menthol-flavored brands..." I have to chuckle at these kinds liberal do-gooder articles always written to stir up some kind of mass hysteria. Ban the item (guns, cigarettes, automobiles et al), and ignore the behavior is always their solution. Kool cigarettes anyone? 20 million blacks can't be wrong. These liberal writers are what should be banned.

#15 | Posted by Verneoz at 2016-09-19 08:15 AM | Reply

Pray tell, who has been extinguishing their KOOLs on my exquisite parquet floor?

--Sir Edward Murphy, Esq.

#16 | Posted by madscientist at 2016-09-19 08:26 AM | Reply

Why have accountability for personal behavior when you can play the:
(1) victim
(2) race card

#17 | Posted by babyhuey at 2016-09-19 10:37 AM | Reply

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