The FDA has the power to ban menthol from tobacco products, and proposed a rule in April 2022 “prohibiting menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars to prevent youth initiation, significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death.”
MAY 21ST IS DECLARED
NO MENTHOL SUNDAY DAY
Minneapolis was one of the first cities in the nation to restrict the sale of menthol and other flavored tobacco products to promote healthier kids and communities targeted by the tobacco industry including Black residents.
No Menthol Sunday is a National Day of Observance led by The Center for Black Health and Equity and supported locally by the Minnesota Menthol Coalition and churches in Minneapolis.
Menthol cigarettes are a major reason why commercial tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death among Black Americans, claiming 45,000 Black lives every year.
We invite commercial tobacco users to seek the necessary resources they need to be successful, including free quitting help available through Minnesota’s Quit Partner, which offers one-on-one coaching and other helpful tools 24/7;
FOCUS ON VICTORY
Use the No Menthol Sunday 2023 Toolkit to go against the tobacco industry's predatory tactics. This toolkit will equip you with strategies, facts, and talking points to focus on a tobacco-free victory. This download gives you access to other resources including social media graphics and language. When people of faith remain vigilant, educate youth, and inspire community action, we will begin to move toward total health justice. It’s time to lead the way toward a tobacco-free world.