National Black Chamber of Commerce Asks: ‘Why Should the Taste Preference of African Americans Be Singled Out for a Ban?

 “It is no secret that menthol cigarettes provide a distinctive taste that is preferred by many African Americans.  In making a recommendation, it is my fervent hope that the committee not make a decision based on mixed information, decades-old marketing information, inconclusive studies or preconceived notions. “It would be a severe error to completely ban a product under a paternalistic justification.  In the absence of solid scientific evidence, why should the taste preference of African Americans be singled out for a ban?”–why-should-the-taste-preference-of-african-americans-be-singled-out-for-a-ban-104510869.html

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