Friday, April 30, 2021

The Uppity Blacks Behind the Menthol Cigarette Ban

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.

Black adults have the highest percentage of menthol cigarette use compared to other racial and ethnic groups.

So who is behind the drive to ban the cigarettes?

It appears a large part of the push for the ban comes from elitist blacks.

The Center for Black Health & Equity cheered the FDA news with this headline on their homepage:

 The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council has this on their website:

Apparently, these groups have chosen to ignore the unintended consequences of government edicts.

Both the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and the National Black Police Association have urged the FDA to reject a ban on menthol cigarettes due to concerns that banning them could spur an illicit market for the outlawed products in minority communities.

In other words, these black law enforcement agencies recognize that making menthol cigarettes illegal would Capone their sale and distribution with the accompanying increase in a newly created "criminal" activity.

The Law Enforcement Alliance of America and the National Troopers Coalition have also urged the FDA to consider the impact a ban on menthol cigarettes would have on tobacco smuggling.

In January of last year, USC Law Professor Jody Armour spoke to the Compton, California city council about the unintended consequences of a tobacco ban that would disproportionately affect blacks by resulting in more traffic stops.

Professor Jody Armour 

But uppity blacks don't seem to care. It is all about power rather than education for them.



  1. I'm pretty sure Newports will still be legal in Africa. One more reason for blacks to leave this land of their evil white oppressors.

    1. So what you're saying is that uppity blacks are the evil white oppressors?

    2. Absolutely! They bring a racism to the table whites just can match!

  2. I shouldn't be surprised at this point yet on some level I am. Alcohol and drug prohibition failed miserably. Drugs continue to win the drug war. So let's... ban certain tobacco products.

    These elitist black groups and BLM don't give a shit about the average black person. If they did their slogan wouldn't be "black lives matter." It would be "end the drug war." What more obvious way is there to reduce engagement between civilians and the police? This will only increase engagement and disportionately for black people. Do they forget Eric Garner was killed for breaking New York's ridiculous tobacco laws?

    The one silver lining is it will push black communities further away from the authoritarian left. The Democrats are quickly becoming the party exclusively for middle to upper class suburbanites, self-flagellating whites and communists.