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LA Times Today: Big Tobacco’s targeting of Black communities could soon end
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LA Times Today: Big Tobacco’s targeting of Black communities could soon end

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

The FDA’s recent announcement that it would push for a ban on menthol cigarettes is aimed at saving lives, particularly in the Black community.

For decades, tobacco companies have faced criticism for predominantly targeting Black consumers in menthol cigarette advertising.

But there are disagreements about whether a ban is the way to go.

L.A. Times reporter Marissa Evans joined us with the arguments in this complex issue.