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Black Health Organization, Faith Community Push for Menthol Ban

The Center for Black Health & Equity

Health advocates are calling for the Food and Drug Administration to follow through on a plan to ban menthol cigarettes. Delmonte Jefferson is Executive Director of the Center for Black Health and Equity. He says the FDA was supposed to announce the ban this year.

Jefferson says 85% of Black Americans smokers use menthol cigarettes and 45,000 of them die each year from tobacco-related diseases.

His organization and others are reaching out to the faith-based community to get involved for “No Menthol Sunday” on May 21st.

Visit No Menthol Sunday for more information.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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