Melissa in the Morning: Banning Menthol Cigarettes

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Melissa in the Morning: Banning Menthol Cigarettes

Health advocates are calling on the FDA to deliver a historic victory for Black health by quickly finalizing a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. These products have reportedly long targeted the Black community. We spoke with advocates fighting to get the ban approval. ((00:00))

Is testing the cognitive abilities of workers after they turn 65 permissible or unlawful discrimination? It’s become a national question ahead of the presidential election. And earlier this week, a panel discussion on this happened at Quinnipiac University and we spoke with attorney Gary Phelan about it. ((13:41))

A beach bill could offer access to coastal community beaches and parks outside of town residents. Activist, Alexis Harrison, shared details of the bill and why people need to speak up about it at a public hearing about it. ((28:59))

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