I believe my writing has improved since 2009 but my passion to improve public health in my community continues to stay strong, particularly around Tobacco Cessation and Tobacco Control. Check out this post:
Blog post by NWtoSE from 2009:
Every year in DC the Black Caucus arrives to DC to discuss important issues surrounding the black community. I am asking to make the banning of MENTHOL CIGARETTES like NEWPORTS and KOOLS ILLEGAL and a TOP priority!
It is not enough for the FDA to simply ban fruit flavored cigarettes.
The black youth of today are smoking- Newports and Black & Milds in DC. Black & Milds are sadly considered cigars and are not even regulated with a warning of their health risks.
Did you know that 75%-90% of African Americans smoke menthols?
SMOKING STILL is the leading cause of preventable death in the US!
400,000 deaths a year.
Alcohol-30,000 deaths a year.
It is so ironic that I found this pack of Newports on the ground in Target last week, because Tobacco was on my mind! I had just spent the day with PRO- CLEAN AIR, and yes ANTI-TOBACCO people at the DC Tobacco Free Families Conference.
“death of a Newport”
na na na na hey hey hey GOOOD BYE!