June 15, 2021

Webinar recording: The racist roots of Big Tobacco

As part of the lasting legacy of white supremacy that we strive to dismantle, recognizing the racist roots of Big Tobacco is critical to informing our work of challenging the industry in all its forms.

Recently, we co-hosted a webinar with two of our closest allies: the African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) and the Center for Black Health & Equity. The webinar focused on Big Tobacco’s centuries-long targeting of Black communities as well as potential solutions for holding the industry accountable for its abuses.

And it was a huge success! More than 100 people attended, including government officials and representatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to learn about Big Tobacco’s historic and current tactics of targeting Black communities. And they left with crucial information that will help them in their work to curb the industry’s continuous attempts to reinvent and transform itself. Watch the full webinar below. Thank you for all you make possible!

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