Albany Times Union Commentary on Menthol

CDTFC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Theresa Zubretsky, wrote a commentary piece published in the Albany Times Union today focusing on the disproportionate impact of menthol-flavored tobacco use on African Americans. Read her commentary piece below....

Communities Take Action Against Menthol

After decades of the tobacco industry marketing menthol to African Americans, we need look no further than our own local neighborhoods for evidence of their continued efforts. Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities collects data through tobacco retailer...

The African Americanization of Menthol

It is no accident that African Americans disproportionately smoke menthol cigarettes and suffer and die more than whites from tobacco-related disease. Dating as far back as the 1950’s, the tobacco industry was developing deliberate strategies to increase tobacco...

Seen Enough Tobacco Day 2020

Today is #SeenEnoughTobaccoDay, which highlights the need for communities to protect children from the billions of dollars of tobacco marketing in places where kids can see it. The 13th was selected to underscore the alarming fact that the average age of a new smoker...