Hard Hitting Film Documents the Tobacco Industry’s Racial Profiling and Infiltration of the Black Community

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Experts from the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council are prominently featured in Lincoln Mondy’s ground-breaking documentary “Black Lungs/Black Lives.”  As cities across America move to enact legislation to prohibit the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products, this timely film provides the historical context of how the tobacco industry’s systematically profiled and infiltrated the Black community.  It includes rare footage of the “free menthol cigarette” giveaways that blanketed Black inner cities across this country. The free product giveaways coupled with aggressive Black media campaigns and the co-optation of Black cultural events quadrupled African American use of mentholated cigarettes and is the biggest driver of the present day tobacco death toll of 45,000 Black lives lost each year. 

The AATCLC will be bringing Filmmaker Lincoln Mondy and his Truth Initiative powered documentary, “Black Lives/Black Lungs” to the San Francisco Bay Area October 6th-8th for a weekend of screenings and panel discussions.

Part of BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy team based in Washington, DC, Lincoln Mondy supports clients on a range of issues including criminal justice, reproductive health access, public health, and comprehensive sex education. With a background in communications and politics, Lincoln is passionate about utilizing communications to amplify the voices of commonly excluded groups of people and helping cultivate stories that educate, inspire and mobilize.  For More Details On Lincoln Click Here. 

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