Two new grants exceeding $7 million will help the Rutgers Institute for Nicotine and Tobacco Studies research how Black and Hispanic young adults perceive messaging about the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities awarded the institute $3.2 million over five years and The National Institute on Drug Abuse funded an award of $4.07 million over five years.

Both grants aim to build the scientific evidence and address potential threats that can undermine the impact of a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, products that are disproportionately used by young adults in Black and Hispanic communities as a result of targeted marketing by the tobacco industry. To read the full story.