By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent There is little question that cigarette smoking is harmful. However, a growing number of organizations led by Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) believe a ban would further endanger Black lives because it could potentially increase interaction with the police. Many within the African American community have voiced concern over California’s Senate Bill 793. This measure would ban menthol products, but critics said it would probably increase racial profiling by law enforcement, based on statistics suggesting that menthol cigarettes are overwhelmingly preferred […]
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