Black Activists Spar Over Proposed NYC Menthol Cigarette Ban

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A proposed ban in New York City on menthol cigarettes has led to two opposing groups of advocates debating the potential effects on the Black community.

The proposal of further city and state bans on the sale of menthol cigarettes has created an unexpected conflict between groups of Black activists, visibly seen on Thursday afternoon (March 9) in dueling protests for and against the bans held a half-hour apart near City Hall. 

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