Rahm Emanuel Gets Award for Targeting Menthol Cigarettes from African-American Anti-Tobacco Group Supported by Federally-Funded Organization

The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council gets funding from the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network, which gets tax dollars


A little-known anti-tobacco group that gets money from a federally funded parent organization flew members to Chicago to present an award Tuesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his efforts to pass tougher regulations of menthol cigarettes.

Emanuel appeared at a City Hall news conference with officials from the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council to receive the group's "Visionary Elected Leader Award" for his proposed ordinance that would outlaw the sale of flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of Chicago schools.