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Hathaway and Orr: Maryland must end the sale of flavored tobacco

Every year, 7,500 Marylanders die due to smoking-related illnesses – the leading cause of preventable death in the state. Unfortunately, there is a significant racial disparity among these deaths: Black Americans are more likely to die from tobacco-related causes than any other race or ethnic group. Flavored tobacco products and, in particular, menthol cigarettes are a ...