Tell the FDA: Potential Rule on Flavored Tobacco Will Hurt Tobacco Growers
Tell the FDA:
Potential Rule on Flavored Tobacco Will Hurt Tobacco Growers
The Food and Drug Administration is taking public comment on
a potential new rule that would severely restrict or even ban menthol
cigarettes and flavored tobacco products.
If enacted, this rule would have a devastating impact on tobacco growers,
their employees, and the overall economy.
FDA needs to hear how this decision would hurt tobacco growers, as well as our
entire economy. If you are concerned
about this potential rule, submit
a comment to the FDA today and tell them:
Banning menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco
products could threaten your business,
hurt tobacco growers, and cause severe economic harm. For growers of
tobacco used in both cigarettes and dip—and the regions and states in which
they operate—it could have a devastating impact on the agricultural industry.
We all agree that kids should not use any
tobacco products and that access to all tobacco products—including flavored
products should be strictly limited to adults. However, the FDA should focus on reasonable restrictions that recognize that many adults prefer
There is not
enough science or research to support such severe restrictions or bans on
menthol cigarettes or flavored tobacco products. The FDA must do much more
research to understand the role of flavors before moving forward with rulemaking.
Rather than focus on removing choices from the
market, FDA should focus on giving adults access to more products that reduce
harm, including products with flavors adults like. And it should also
give smokers information about the benefits of switching.
COMPLETE THE FORM TO SUBMIT
YOUR COMMENT TODAY!
A copy of your comment will also be sent with the accompanying top note to your federal legislators encouraging them to get involved.