Menthol ban update, U.S. Supreme Court’s impact on Wisconsin’s Native American tribes

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Menthol cigarettes could be banned by the Food and Drug Administration. We talk about what that means for smokers in Wisconsin, plus look at racial disparities in smoking rates. Then, we look at the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent influence over Native American tribal sovereignty.

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    Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin and 18 other U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration earlier this week supporting rules banning menthol in cigarettes and flavored cigars. We speak with a smoking cessation researcher about what this change could mean for smokers.

  • Impact of U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Native American Tribes in Wisconsin

    The U.S. Supreme Court could rule unconstitutional the Indian Child Welfare Act, which prioritizes placement of Native American children with Native American families over non-Native American parents looking to adopt. That worries a law professor, after the high court in June decided a case by diminishing tribal sovereignty.

Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Doug Jorenby Guest
  • Lorraine Lathen Guest
  • Bethany Berger Guest