Reducing Health Disparities Press Releases

June 19, 2020

ACS CAN Supports Lawsuit to Force FDA to Take Action Against Menthol Tobacco Products

On Wednesday, the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California claiming that the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) failure to ban menthol cigarettes violates federal law and that continued delay was projected to result in an estimated 4,700 premature deaths in the African American community.