• History of Tobacco Impacting African-American Communities

    1 month ago - By Tobacco Free Florida

    For decades, the tobacco industry has regularly used popular African-American culture as a way to boost sales. They poured millions of dollars into targeted marketing campaigns to get minorities, especially African-American youth, to begin a potentially deadly addiction to smoking. 1 , 2
    Sadly, this continues even today. Tobacco companies are targeting African-American communities, using special tricks and tactics hoping to recruit more “replacement smokers” from these groups. 3
    How big is this issue? Tobacco-related diseases kill more African Americans each year than AIDS, car crashes...
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