The pending ban has become a political tool amid partisan efforts to appeal to Black voters.

Tobacco control leader Carol McGruder explains why a menthol cigarettes ban is needed, addresses racial factors and allays policing concerns.

The federal government's movement to ban menthol cigarettes is gaining momentum with a new proposed rule to deter their consumption along with other flavored tobacco products that statistics show are preferred by Black smokers.

A new documentary, titled “Black Lives/Black Lungs,” exposes the tobacco industry's scheme to addict Blacks to menthol cigarettes.