Film “Black Lives/Black Lungs” – a Free Showing And Conversation On Nov. 6

Film “Black Lives/Black Lungs” – a free showing and conversation on Nov. 6

Filmmaker Lincoln Mondy noticed something peculiar as a child, years before he understood it.
“I grew up with a white mother and a black father,” he said. “I noticed that my mom’s family seemed to smoke nonmenthols or use chewing tobacco – chewing tobacco was big, especially in rural areas – but my black family, they seemed to exclusively smoke menthols.”
Mondy assumed the respective preferences were coincidental until he earned an internship with the Truth Initiative, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit dedicated to ending tobacco use.
“I started reading the data and really looking at the studies,” he said. “They …

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