Health Justice in Tobacco Control

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The Health Justice Training Guide, from The Center for Black Health & Equity, will walk you through how a tobacco addicted Europe and their colonial suppliers drove racist ideology to justify slavery to support their habit, how African Americans were specifically targeted by Big Tobacco and continue to be targets today, how our health continues to be impacted by myths and stereotypes, and what we can do as a community collective to overcome it. 

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