Local leaders hold panel discussion on tobacco use in Erie County


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Leaders in faith, healthcare, and government are speaking out on menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products.

On Wednesday night, they held a panel discussion at Mount Hope Community Church on Broadway.

Organizers say there is a higher percentage of tobacco users in Erie County than anywhere else in the state. They say menthol is part of the problem.

Wednesday’s event was hosted by the Tobacco-Free Coalition of Erie & Niagara Counties.

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