Our Voice on the Response.
On April 29, the FDA provided a court-ordered response to the citizen petition demanding they take action regarding the sale of mentholated tobacco products. This is a huge step in the right direction in continuing to save and protect Black lives! Get the replay of our press conference below.
Our Executive Director with Dr. P on the Pod
This week on Dr. P on the Pod, Dr. P sits down with our very own, Delmonte Jefferson, to discuss why we must keep talking boldly and loudly about Black Health Equity. With tobacco being the leading cause of death among African Americans, they discuss these issues as well as No Menthol Sunday coming up on May 16th. Take a listen!
No Menthol Sunday 2021
The Center for Black Health & Equity’s No Menthol Sunday is our annual opportunity for faith communities to address the detrimental impact tobacco is having on African American communities. Each year we encourage faith leaders to dedicate this day to educating congregants about smoking, vaping and the role of menthol and other flavors. This year’s theme, A New Day!, encourages us to embrace the opportunity to build tobacco-free communities that are healthy and just. Even after years of losing the battle for a comprehensive flavor ban, and after COVID-19 has exacerbated health disparities, we have not lost heart. Isaiah 43:18-19 reminds us to forget the things that are behind us because a new day is upon us! Tomorrow is in the past, and today brings a fresh start. Every day is a new opportunity to advocate for a healthier future that makes menthol and tobacco-related disease a thing of past.
Power & Immunity
A resource for understanding the COVID-19 vaccines.
Many Americans are still deciding if they will get the COVID-19 vaccine. We are proud to partner with American Lung Association to provide a science-based, factual guide called Better for It to help begin a conversation on how to make a well-informed decision about COVID-19 vaccination. Use Better For It as a supplement to your own research on the vaccines and to start a dialogue with your friends, physician, pastor, and family members. Share accurate information on social media. Get to know the contributions of African American scientists and public health advocates who are helping to bring this pandemic to an end.
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No Menthol Sunday, our faith-based observance day, engages leaders across the country in a discussion about menthol, tobacco and the impact on Black Americans.
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