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In an October 16 letter to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who faces enormous pressure to ban menthol cigarettes, the two women wrote, “We urge you to pay very close attention to the unintended effects of a ban on menthol cigarettes and what it would mean for communities of color…”

The City Council is currently considering two bills—one that would ban sales of menthol cigarettes and another that would do the same for flavored vapes. Johnson has said he supports the vapes ban—even though he himself uses Juul—but is undecided over menthol cigarettes.