Medicine’s Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew pens piece on concern for menthol-flavored tobacco products that target African-Americans

Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, associate professor at the School of Medicine, wrote a letter to the editor addressing menthol-flavored tobacco products that target African-Americans. Her piece, titled “Crack down on menthol-flavored tobacco products geared to African-Americans,” was published on

Larkins-Pettigrew explains that tobacco companies gear menthol products to African American communities, causing these communities harm. She explained how menthol products are often ignored in conversations about stopping tobacco use.

Read her piece.