Impact | African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC)

Tracing Impact Series | FFH highlights their partners’ work

FFH proudly partnered with the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) in 2016.

About the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC):

Formed in 2008, the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) partners with community stakeholders, elected officials, and public health agencies to inform the national direction of tobacco control policy, practices, and priorities, as they affect the lives of Black American and African immigrant populations. The AATCLC has been at the forefront in elevating the regulation of mentholated and other flavored tobacco products on the national tobacco control agenda.

Recent accomplishments:

The AATCLC continues to make progress through community action and engagement of elected officials. On April 18, 2017 they joined City Supervisor Malia Cohen in announcing restriction of the sale of Menthol and Flavored Tobacco products in San Francisco. The ordinance (first in the nation) will improve health outcomes and reduce disparities associated with tobacco-related illnesses. It sets the precedent for future action in other jurisdictions, and eventually the country as a whole. Way to go!



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Jennifer Thomas

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was a part of the Smoke-Free Apartment Collaborative for the City of LA to reduce nicotine use via a partnership with UCLA, the Dept of Public Health and others. I would like to obtain more information on the Menthol ban/ordinance in LA County. I will be at the County Board of Supervisors meeting on Sept.24th, 2019. Thank you.


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