African American Leadership Forum

Menthol Tobacco Smoking Study

What is the goal of the Menthol Tobacco Smoking Survey?

The goal of the project is to identify and implement community-driven strategies to reduce menthol cigarette use among US-born African Americans (US-AA) in Hennepin and Ramsey counties. Our aim is to expand the awareness of menthol targeting in affected populations. The increased awareness will create greater community demand for action that supports policy, systems, and environmental changes to address the harms of tobacco in the US-AA community in Hennepin and Ramsey counties.

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African American Menthol Use Skyrockets

African American Menthol Use Skyrockets

5%
1953
14%
1968
44%
1976
82%
2006
88%
2011

Roper, B.W. (1953). A Study of People’s Cigarette Smoking Habits and Attitudes Volume I. Philip Morris, Bates No. 2022239249. MSA, Inc. (1978) The Growth of Menthols, 1933 -1977. Brown & Williamson, Bates No. 670586709-785. NSDUH, 2004-2008; Giovino et al., 2013


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