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Why a Federal Ban on Menthols Is a Minefield
for Biden

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 5/12/2022 9:23:39 AM

In the era of Black Lives Matter, does the Biden administration really want to take on prominent activists like Al Sharpton and Ben Crump—and make lives potentially harder for Black men, all because the government says it’s in their best interest? There is a cost-benefit analysis to be had between good public health policy and the dynamics of criminal justice reform as Democrats weigh the FDA’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, which will disproportionately affect the Black community. (Snip) Nearly 85 percent of Black smokers use menthol (as opposed to just 29 percent of white smokers), and its alluring cooling


Nobody likes the government to be hectoring and cajoling them into changing a bad habit. A lot of black bros will be enraged if their Kools and Newports are outlawed.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner 5/12/2022 9:26:57 AM (No. 1152997)
Taking away black people's favorite smokes and leaving them with cigs they don't like. Such geniuses at work in the Biden administration.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: SweetPea3 5/12/2022 9:27:57 AM (No. 1152999)
Of all the issues dragging down the bLAcK community, this is what they're yammering about?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: downnout 5/12/2022 9:29:01 AM (No. 1153002)
This article is a perfect example of the leftist view of blacks as child-like, impressionable, helpless victims who need the enlightened help of white progressives.
21 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: nwcudagal 5/12/2022 9:30:54 AM (No. 1153004)
The Daily Beast? Really?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Son of Grady 5/12/2022 9:58:38 AM (No. 1153036)
The more our Government makes our lives miserable through their constant manipulation makes us want to drown our frustration through bad habits. I do understand the allure of Newports, after a while they were the only cig. that would give you a good hit.
7 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Quigley 5/12/2022 9:59:19 AM (No. 1153037)
Don’t worry. The dims are importing enough humans to replace not only the white population but the black population as well. It’s come to byedung’s attention that some people with black skin did not vote for him so the dims want to replace the historical black population with a more malleable dark skinned population. Consider it the dims’ modern incarnation of slavery: people as objects to be manipulated, rearranged, and dealt with. So nlacks’ opinion on menthol cigs will be swept aside, diluted and rendered irrelevant.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanceLink1 5/12/2022 10:27:49 AM (No. 1153057)
....and ol' creepy grandpa badfinger does so well in minefields.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 5/12/2022 10:53:21 AM (No. 1153096)
Good grief! I never thought I’d see Eleanor posted here, let alone agree with her. Blacks have long been known to prefer menthol cigarettes. Ole do-gooder Biden could wipe out that entire Dem demographiic with a stroke of his pen… Okay.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ruhn 5/12/2022 11:04:42 AM (No. 1153121)
Malt liquors will be next.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHHolliday 5/12/2022 11:23:37 AM (No. 1153145)
It’s always been amusing to me to see the do-gooder left twist themselves into knots regarding personal choice. Take away menthol cigarettes because they are bad for a certain demographic that the left feels incapable of doing the simplest chores...they imply that blacks are too stupid and irresponsible to get a photo ID to vote. That’s what they say but it’s just a cover for their voter fraud Yet, we have the left pimping for legal marijuana without the slightest idea of the long term effects. My brother has smoked weed all his life and is now tethered to an oxygen tank forever. That’s anecdotal but common sense tells me that deeply inhaling any kind of smoke for fifty years has got to be detrimental to your health.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: zoidberg 5/12/2022 11:40:54 AM (No. 1153176)
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Reply 12 - Posted by: columba 5/12/2022 12:38:26 PM (No. 1153256)
It really is based on science.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: lakerman1 5/12/2022 1:04:43 PM (No. 1153280)
Eleanor Clift, who must be about 100 now, just proposed reparations to black menthol smokers, did she not?? If so, how crazy is that??
6 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Skinnydip 5/12/2022 3:07:22 PM (No. 1153373)
Isn't this racist?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: TexaTucky 5/12/2022 3:44:34 PM (No. 1153418)
Since my white Mama smoked Kools as an occasional treat to complement her multi-pack-a-day Pall Mall habit (Mammaw, her mama, only smoked Camels), I never thought they were "black" cigs. She also made some mean fried chicken and loved watermelon, so is it possible ole Elner is revealing her own racciss roots by claiming some sort of 'disparate impact' on blacks because of the FDA’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 5/12/2022 3:47:49 PM (No. 1153426)
Ask the British what happened in the 1870s when they tried to tax Irelands beer and smokes to discourage usage.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 5/12/2022 4:03:22 PM (No. 1153442)
Legalize pot. Criminalize menthol. Makes sense to me!
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