Opinion: End the deadly hold of menthol cigarettes over African American community

Cigarettes kill. That’s not hyperbole nor a cheap attempt at being provocative. It’s a statement of fact.

Now, imagine that deadly product being fortified with menthol, an ingredient that accelerates addiction. An ingredient that masks the harshness of tobacco, thus making it easier to indulge. An ingredient that includes harmful chemicals that are more easily absorbed in the body. 

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