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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Ban Menthol Cigarettes Because of ‘Racism’

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Ban Menthol Cigarettes Because of ‘Racism’
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Yes, you read that headline right.

Democratic Senator, Elizabeth Warren is teaming up with other senators to get the FDA to ban menthol cigarettes because these companies are disproportionately targeting African-Americans.

“As senators committed to the FDA’s mission to protect public health, we believe it is time for the FDA to act on the substantial scientific data and use the authority provided by the Tobacco Control Act to remove menthol cigarettes from the marketplace,” wrote senators Ed Markey (Mass.), Patty Murray (Wash.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (Md.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) to the FDA.

The Democrats are going after menthol cigarettes in particular because of the way they are marketing to the youth and African-Americans.  

“However, the continued marketing and use of menthol cigarettes, particularly by youth, threatens to significantly undermine this progress … [Studies show that] menthol cigarettes frequently serve as a starter product for youth, are associated with increased nicotine dependence in young smokers, and make it more difficult to quit smoking,” wrote the senators to Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner. “The tobacco industry has a long history of targeting menthol cigarettes to African Americans. These actions have resulted in significant health disparities in communities of color, with African Americans suffering the greatest burden of tobacco-related mortality of any ethnic or racial group in the United States.” 

The letter also mentions a 2011 study where menthol cigarettes were found to pose a greater threat to public health than the non-menthol cigarettes. These cigarettes are often marketed to be the “healthier” form of cigarettes.  

The FDA said it will respond directly to the senators, but the topic of menthol is already on the agency’s agenda.  

“In particular, the FDA intends to issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to seek public comment on the role that flavors (including menthol) in tobacco products play in attracting youth and may play in helping some smokers switch to potentially less harmful forms of nicotine delivery,” wrote the FDA in a late July press release.

Author’s note: We are all for making our future generations healthier, but how far do we have to go to be politically correct? Will banning one kind of cigarette actually lead to anyone quitting smoking? The tobacco industry deserves criticism, but using racism as one of the chief reasons to ban one type of cigarette is straight up ridiculous.

Editor’s note: Think about the ramifications of this. Is it no longer allowed to have black people in advertisements now? It appears that any ad geared to target a demographic is now racist. What about makeup? If the ads only include women, are they now sexist?

 

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11 Comments

  1. Philip Simon

    The problem with Elizabeth and all the issues she talks about, talk, talk, talk, she talks to much about what, I do not know, only she knows.

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    • Mary

      Look at her face she always looks like she smells something rotten, I guess it’s the dem party.

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  2. Philapeno

    We’ve reached the point where we need a road map to navigate the waters of political engagement (PE?) – or better yet, an expert system app whereby one could check the box(es) appropriate for an argument put forth by a Liberal/Progressive/Socialist and the most appropriate responses would be returned to the user. Unfortunately, too many times the best response would be “None (at all)”, as might be the case with the situation you proffered.

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  3. Shannon Reinecke

    Democrats push the irrational never-ending bombardment of racism because it’s the only card they have to win. Inciting and polluting racism, only to complain about it, is their only grasp at winning- against Trump’s unification and historical accomplishments… so they can divide and conquer political power.

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  4. B. Holly

    It’s all because the Indians didn’t use menthol in the peace pipes.

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  5. Jo

    It is truly sad and pathetic the Progressive Socialist Communist Fascist Racist Democrat Party has nothing but Hate, Racism, Violence, Murder, Lies, Slander, Harassment to use against their opponents. They could care less about the security, safety of our Great Nation and the safety of its citizens. They are using Nazi Fascist way to conquer our and destroy our Nation. First they took over our education system by forming the Dept. of Indoctrination Education. Generation after generation has been exposed to the teaching of how good progressive socialism, communism fascism is and how Capitalism is bad. The Sixties Socialist hippies movement, and some foreign socialist bands started this anti God, Anti America, anti Capitalism attitude. While real Americans were serving in the military by the draft and enlistment, these people got deferments and went to college. They were like cancer spreading their hate for America and capitalism. This is where we are today, these progressive Socialist Communist Fascist Racist people infected the Democrat Party. This was easy to do because they were always the Democrat Socialist, White Supremacy Fascist slave Party. They were for ethnic cleansing like in Nazi Germany. They used what today is planned parenthood to eliminate African Americans. In fact German SS Doctors came here to study their techniques. This is why real History has not been taught in Schools for the past forty years. The Demoncrat voters have been selectively brainwashed and indoctrinated to avoid truth. This is why Hitler’s statement – give me control of the education system and I will conquer that nation – has come true in America.

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  6. Kawika

    “Pocahontas” Warren should never be mentioning “Racism” after pretending to be a Native American to obtain Governmental, Social, and Political Benefits!

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  7. terry the least

    To almost all democrat socialist everyone is a victim of some sort or the other; and to almost every muslim everything offends; to a criminal every crime is legal; to a thug everyone deserves the treatment they get; to a punk everyone needs to be suppressed; to an elitist everyone needs their guidance; to a tyrant everyone needs their permission…. welcome to the new world order of gods and lords whose sole lucferian purpose is worship of lucifer and themselves!

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  8. Mark Giles

    I know, I know, she assumes blacks are incapable of thinking for themselves. Now THAT is the true racism not who is in the ads. What about when they started directing ad campaigns to women 50-60 years or so ago? I’m sure she would find a problem with that and heaven forbid if the ads featured blondes because that would push the old stereotype that blondes are simple minded. Is she going to go after Colt .45 Malt Liquor and Olde English 800 next (assuming they are still made). As long as I can remember the stereotype was that is what blacks drink. I guess the sale of malt liquor will be prohibited because in her vacant mind blacks are incapable of making their own decisions. I would love to see if the NAACP will go after her for this!!!

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  9. BRANDY

    HOW FUCKING STUPID IS THIS SHIT!!! SORRY LIZZIE BUT I AM WHITE AND I HAVE BEEN SMOKING MENTHOL CIGARETTES SINCE I WAS 13 YEARS OLD AND I AM NOW A SENIOR! YOU ARE GOING TO CAUSE MORE PROBLEMS TRYING TO DO THIS BECAUSE KIDS WILL STILL GET THE DAMN SMOKES AND THEY WILL DO STUPID SHIT LIKE TRYING TO ADD MINT EXTRACT OR SOMETHING ELSE STUPID TO GET THE TASTE OF MENTHOL! YOU ARE GOING TO BE PUTTING MORE KIDS IN HOSPITALS INSTEAD OF KEEPING THEM OUT OF THEM!! GROW THE FUCK UP!!

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