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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