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Michael Coleman Featured in <i>Columbus Dispatch</i>: "Ex-Mayor Joins Effort to Ban Menthol Cigarett Michael Coleman Featured in <i>Columbus Dispatch</i>: "Ex-Mayor Joins Effort to Ban Menthol Cigarett

Michael Coleman Featured in Columbus Dispatch: "Ex-Mayor Joins Effort to Ban Menthol Cigarettes"

Ice Miller partner Michael Coleman was featured in the Columbus Dispatch article, "Ex-Mayor Joins Effort to Ban Menthol Cigarettes."

The article included: 

Former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman remembers when menthol cigarettes left him in the hospital.

It was early 2001 — Coleman had been elected to his first term just over a year prior — when his security team shuffled him into the side door of Ohio-Health Grant Medical Center. Coleman was sick and wanted to avoid attention from the media.

Coleman had a severe throat infection, he said, from his constant menthol cigarette smoking. He could barely breathe.

Today, Coleman sees himself as a victim of a tobacco industry that has historically and heavily targeted the Black community with advertisements for menthol-flavored tobacco.


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