~ezs via Flickr The study would "evaluate attitudes and beliefs" African-Americans have about menthols and recommend ways to reduce tobacco use
It's a widely accepted fact among tobacco addiction researchers that black people prefer menthol cigarettes. A study released just last month found 88 percent of black smokers prefer menthols; that number jumps to 94 percent in ages 12-25.
Yesterday Sen. Jeff Hayden (D-Minneapolis) introduced a bill (SF 1836) allocating $200,000 to dig into why black smokers love menthols and fund community outreach dedicated to helping them to quit.
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