DDN: Menthol ban pitched as way to reduce racial disparities in tobacco harm


The mint-flavored cigarettes are now overwhelmingly used by young people and minorities, particularly Black smokers, 85% of whom smoke menthols. That compares to about a third of white smokers.

“If you go into convenience stores and they’re on the west side of Dayton, which is predominantly African American, you see those advertisements,” said Ray Gaddis, M.S., a tobacco treatment specialist with the Substance Abuse Resource & Disability Issues center at Wright State University.

Read the article from the Dayton Daily News.