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Panel on Menthol Sees Through Tobacco Industry’s Smoke

Menthol cigarettes attract youth, African-Americans and may make it harder to quit

Editor
Mar 17, 2011

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The tobacco industry’s spin machine has gone into overdrive as we near the March 23 deadline for an Food and Drug Administration science advisory committee to issue a report on menthol cigarettes.

It's trying to convince the media — and nervous investors — that the committee will find menthol does not make cigarettes any more harmful, and nothing should be done about it.

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posted March 17, 2011

The Big Tobacco Wolf Sheds Its Sheep’s Clothing

Industry's latest actions put the lie to claims of change

Editor
Feb 28, 2011

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The tobacco companies claim they've changed and are now responsible corporate citizens.  All the while, they continue to market to kids, deceive the public and fight proven measures to reduce tobacco use.

The proof is in recent headlines:

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posted February 28, 2011

It’s the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Not the Less Pain for Lorillard Act

Editor
Feb 16, 2011

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As the March 23 deadline approaches for a science advisory panel to recommend how the Food and Drug Administration should regulate menthol cigarettes, the biggest menthol maker – Lorillard Inc. – is doing what Big Tobacco usually does: blowing smoke.

Lorillard argues FDA should take no action to restrict menthol cigarettes such as its Newports. A Lorillard executive even claimed that when Congress granted FDA authority to regulate tobacco in 2009, the purpose was to “create order and supervision of the industry.”

No.

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posted February 16, 2011

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