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Webinar: The Public Health Impact of Menthol Tobacco Products

June 20 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

More than 50% of teen smokers start with a menthol brand. Among Black teens, the rate of menthol smoking is over 90%. Menthol brands are used by 85% of Black smokers.

Let’s change that.

Presented by Sean McCormick, Ph.D., MS, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist — Senior Project Manager at Latino Connection, a Color & Culture Catalyst.

Sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Office, U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


  • Understand the public health and social justice impacts of menthol tobacco products.
  • Learn about how menthol makes nicotine products more addictive.
  • Illustrate the connection between menthol products and tobacco use initiation in young people.
  • Explore tobacco industry marketing tactics related to menthol and cultural identities and communities of color.

Audience: general public, community leaders, public health, medical, and social services professionals, teachers, students, parents

Community Health Workers may apply for continuing education units.

Cost: Free

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