Chicago has one of the largest African American populations in the country, and having menthol banned in Chicago would be a big win for anti-tobacco control.
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Support Efforts to Ban Menthol Cigarettes
Last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took an unprecedented step to protect thousands of Chicago residents from the dangers of tobacco. Mayor Emanuel requested the Chicago Board of Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to undertake a series of initiatives aimed at curtailing the use of menthol cigarettes by youth in Chicago.