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FDA releases plan to ban menthol in cigarettes, cigars

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Brilliant! "In the name of equity", the FDA is going to target predominantly African-American smokers.
 

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Brilliant! "In the name of equity", the FDA is going to target predominantly African-American smokers.

This of course is based on all of the medical studies that show that what keeps a smoker smoking is the smooth, soothing flavor of Menthol. 🤣
 

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Brilliant! "In the name of equity", the FDA is going to target predominantly African-American smokers.
And, in the process, drive the creation of a black market that will get (brown and black) people arrested, incarcerated, and (in the course of the former) subjected to uses of force that the folks currently in power claim are so bad and over trivial matters.

One can't help but wonder why they are creating more trivial matters, and what they expect to be done when people break these new regulations.
 

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Brilliant! "In the name of equity", the FDA is going to target predominantly African-American smokers.
And in related news, seatbelt regulations target car users!

Well done FDA!
 

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Brilliant! "In the name of equity", the FDA is going to target predominantly African-American smokers.
Gosh, imagine that, encouraging youth and non-whites NOT to start smoking to being with,and making them healthier. How discriminatory.
 

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Brilliant! "In the name of equity", the FDA is going to target predominantly African-American smokers.

I must have missed the references to "in the name of equity" and "African American smokers" in the link.
 

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Brilliant! "In the name of equity", the FDA is going to target predominantly African-American smokers.
If tobacco is the danger, why don't they ban that instead?
 

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Brilliant! "In the name of equity", the FDA is going to target predominantly African-American smokers.

I mean, the racism of this policy can't be overstated. You could substitute menthol tobacco products with pretty much every unhealthy soul food without changing the justification... but people would see the racism if the FDA banned the sale of fried chicken because black people eat it. :rolleyes:
 

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If tobacco is the danger, why don't they ban that instead?

Good question. I'm guessing because it's primary season....
 

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Good question. I'm guessing because it's primary season....

You misrepresent the post of another member in your signature. That's universally despised. Why do a thing universally recognized as toxic scum. Not only is it sad and pathetic, it's rapey. So you're giving yourself that vibe too.
 

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I must have missed the references to "in the name of equity" and "African American smokers" in the link.

Facts omitted from a ‘news’ story do not make them go away or become less important.

Non-Hispanic black adults have the highest percentage of menthol cigarette use compared to other racial and ethnic groups. In 2014-2015, 76.8% of non-Hispanic black adults who smoked usually used menthol cigarettes, compared to 34.7% of Hispanic adults and 24.6% of white adults.

 

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Brilliant! "In the name of equity", the FDA is going to target predominantly African-American smokers.
Oh, it has nothing at all to do with menthol?

Merely an excuse to kick the black community?

While they are at it they ought to ban all flavored cigarettes, and flavored chewing tobacco.
 

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You misrepresent the post of another member in your signature. That's universally despised. Why do a thing universally recognized as toxic scum. Not only is it sad and pathetic, it's rapey. So you're giving yourself that vibe too.

Holy shit, I just noticed that. here is Mr. Person's real post:

They're going to torture those people to death and bury the pieces in pits, then tell us they could not find them.

"Furious" does not begin to describe how I feel about the handling of the right choice (pulling out). And no, that doesn't exculpate Trump at all for his role. This is just... I..


And not just that. Furious at myself for voting Biden but ALSO furious at the rest of America for leaving that the only pragmatic choice (what's a vote for the libertarian going to do but help Trump, in the rare instance that MA doesn't go D for pres? Have you seen the LP platform? Even their tax policy alone would instantly bankrupt and destroy the federal government, aka, the United part of the United States of America). Furious at Trumpists who praise Trump while fighting vaccines and masks despite there being hundreds of thousands of dead Americans who did not have to die from COVID; at Trumpists who pretend to care about Afghanis and our dead servicefolk, but only to the extent that it forms a basis to attack Biden (where's the fury at Bush and Trump, and all the deaths under them for continuing the war?).

Furious at this, at that, at the other thing. And no, "stepping away" won't help because it's not DP that's the problem. It's reality. (Ok, that was originally "realty", which kinda gave me a needed chuckle. DAMM THOSE HOUSES!)
 

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Tell me you didn't read the link without telling me you didn't read the link.

I read the link. I missed those words. Do you mind copying them in here and telling me what paragraphs you went to in order to copy them?
 

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I read the link. I missed those words. Do you mind copying them in here and telling me what paragraphs you went to in order to copy them?

Clearly you didn't. The passages you missed were in the second and seventh paragraphs. :rolleyes:
 

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I read the link. I missed those words. Do you mind copying them in here and telling me what paragraphs you went to in order to copy them?

OK.

Menthol has particularly high rates of use by youth, young adults and African Americans and other racial and ethnic groups.

I must admit, it was poorly written because everyone is in some racial or ethnic group (even non-Hispanic white folks).
 
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