Tell the FDA: Potential Rule on Flavored Tobacco Will Hurt Tobacco Growers

step1 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.  

The 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 flavored products.
  • 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.