Thursday, May 28

World NO Tobacco Day Symposium scheduled for May 30

New legislation in Congress would allow the Food and Drug Administration to band flavored cigarettes (which are marketed to youth) but not band menthol cigarettes (which are marketed to Blacks). Some health experts believe that this plan could leave Black Americans at more risk.

The Southern University Ag Center's Communities of Color Network monitors the tobacco industry in Louisiana and educates the community. 

On May 30, World NO Tobacco Day, at 11am the CoC Network will host a symposium for area churches to learn outreach education strategies to make their church community 100% tobacco free.  Join us in educating your family and friends about smoking risks on World NO Tobacco Day. 

For more information on this symposium, contact Latricia Dixon, regional coordinator, Communities of Color, (225) 771-2242 ext. 283 or Visit for more on the CoC Network.

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