How Biden’s Menthol Ban Endangers Black Bodies

Posted on AllSides May 26th, 2022
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President Joe Biden's ban on menthol cigarettes will put black communities at risk of more violent interactions with police, according to myriad experts ranging from former law enforcement to left-wing constitutional attorneys. The Biden administration h
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President Joe Biden's ban on menthol cigarettes will put black communities at risk of more violent interactions with police, according to myriad experts ranging from former law enforcement to left-wing constitutional attorneys.

The Biden administration has made no secret of the fact that targeting menthol cigarettes is meant to change the behavior of the black community, alleging that a ban will help reduce racial disparities in the health care system. Criminalizing black people's behavior, according to the Biden administration, is the best course of action.

"Black smokers prefer menthol products,...

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