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How the tobacco industry targeted Black Americans with menthol smokes

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Left: A Kool cigarettes advertisement targeting Black communities for a sponsored event, the Kool Jazz Festival; Right: A Newport cigarettes ad targeting young Black customers.

The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to ban menthol cigarettes, which the tobacco industry has aggressively marketed toward African Americans since 1964.

(Image credit: Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising)

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