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Tell the FDA to Stop the Sale of Deadly Menthol Cigarettes - SIGN PLEASE !


Health & Wellness  (tags: Tobacco, cigarettes, MENTHOL cigarettes, FDA, people of color, health, risks )

Angelika
- 315 days ago - act.presente.org
Tobacco companies are still allowed to sell menthol cigarettes even though evidence suggests that they help to addict young people to cigarettes and keep them addicted for life. It's especially bad in communities of color: >>



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Angelika R. (143)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:35 pm
80% of African Americans and 47% of Latinos smoke menthols.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a ban on menthol cigarettes, but the tobacco lobby is pushing for the right to continue to target our communities with their poison.
The Food and Drug Administration banned every other cigarette flavoring years ago -- only menthol was spared, due largely to the tobacco companies’ intense lobbying. Adding menthol to cigarettes is Big Tobacco’s last legally permissible gimmick to hook people of color on smoking.
 

Natasha Salgado (537)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:56 pm
Menthols are NASTY. Signed-thx Angelika
 

Julie E. (359)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:52 pm
Thanks for signing, Julie! Ban yucky cigarettes of any kind!
 

Mary T. (304)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 12:21 am
Thanks for signing, Mary! - thank you Angelika
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:30 am
If you want to ban cigs, fine, but to say "disproportionately hook Latinos, African Americans and other people of color" is just made up nonsense..
 

Danuta Watola (1206)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:06 am
noted
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:47 am
N&S TY Angelika
 

Abdessalam Diab (154)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:45 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Angie
 

Pat B. (354)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 7:47 am
Thank you, signed.
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 8:08 am
Thanks for signing, Robert!

Thanks Angelika.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 8:47 am
@ John S.- if you think it is "just made up nonsense" then perhaps get informed or address your claims to the HuffPo, Forbes or the National Cancer Institue. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/latino-smokers-menthol-cigarettes_n_4326094.html, - http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/disparities/lifelines/2012/2012-lung-cancer-spanish.pdf)
The numbers speak for themselves and are research results.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (445)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 10:44 am
Only an American smoker would remember BelAir cigarettes- I smoked them for years.
 

Laetitia SCHARTNER (172)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:16 pm
signed
 

Birgit W. (147)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:35 pm
Signed.
 

monka blank (81)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:47 pm
I've stopped smoking tobacco; insted I smoke legal herbs (like the native Americans), to be found on the internet - I don't dare to say the name, because of spam, but I can tell I live much healthier without tobacco.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:02 pm
Noted
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:16 pm
Signed
 

Sharon Davidson (350)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:23 pm
any cigarette is addictive and the gov. knows this they move at there own pase when it comes to money in there pocket.
 

Michael Hernandez (1)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:59 pm
Signed and noted
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:31 pm
Thanks for signing, Lisa! Thank you Angelika
 

Esther Z. (96)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:51 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Sheila D. (25)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 7:15 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Angelika.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 7:59 pm
noted, signed
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 9:07 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Angelika
 

Thomas M. (7)
Monday December 9, 2013, 5:40 am
How about stopping the sale of all tobacco products?
 

Sandra Materi (0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 8:46 am
If people want to smoke, let them. It isn't hurting you. No one can smoke indoors anymore. Leave smokers alone! Just FYI, I am an ex-smoker.
 

Krish Away (43)
Monday December 9, 2013, 11:51 am
done
 

Aaron Bouchard (129)
Monday December 9, 2013, 1:11 pm
signed and noted thanks
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Monday December 9, 2013, 1:54 pm
Signed

It is a travesty to the health of a person to continue to manufacture and sell an item that is dangerous. They are still knowingly doing this. It is bad enough with regular, but menthol makes it worse. If you can't stop the whoke thing at least get rid of the menthol.
 

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:38 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Ludger W. (72)
Monday December 9, 2013, 11:41 pm
done
 

Barbara V. (178)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 3:06 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

kate awayvacation (480)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 12:13 pm
Noted and signed thank you Angelika
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 12:49 pm
Signed & noted. Many thanks for sharing Angelika!
 

Stardust Noel (54)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:15 pm
Signed & passed
 

Dianne D. (460)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:17 pm
signed but suggested that they stop the sale of meat and dairy. Meat is responsible for 7 cancers, while cigarettes 2 forms of cancer. Why wouldn't you go after the items that are the most harmful to humans, and that it meat and dairy.
 

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:52 pm
What about the amonia that is in them?
 

DAVID LAIRD (0)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:55 pm
SIGNED
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 10:41 pm
Angelika - the fact they smoke the cigarettes does not mean they are more addictive, or are whites more addictive to non menthol. Point being, words matter, and this is made up nonsense. If you want to ban cigarettes, do so, but do so honestly. It if want to debate the math or causation I have to tell you I am a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Friday December 13, 2013, 11:26 am
Thank you for signing! Please spread the word.

Cigarettes a product when used correctly will cause your death.

If you haven't started to smoke do not start. If you smoke, do everything in your power to stop.

I lost a husband to lung cancer only in his fifties with two children still to raise and now a Mother soon to loose her for same reason. Thankful she got a much longer life as she smoked less and didn't inhale as deeply as he did.....but none the less, she still got lung cancer.

Please don't smoke. For yourself and your loved ones.
 
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