Targeted Advertisement, African Americans And Tobacco Use
According to CDC via the Office of Management and Budget, “Black or African American is defined as “a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.”
Whether it pertains to illicit drugs and alcohol abuse, healthcare disparities, or police brutality, it’s no myth that African Americans and Blacks among various ethnic groups has one of the highest mortality rates in the United States. But did you know that targeted advertisement, particularly “tobacco companies have historically placed larger amounts of advertising in African American publications, exposing African Americans to more cigarette ads than Whites,” according to a CDC study? The study goes on to reveal that “Although African Americans usually smoke fewer cigarettes and start smoking cigarettes at an older age, they are more likely to die from smoking-related diseases than Whites.”
Engaging in health behaviors to help extend our lives.