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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller agrees with FDA’s plan to slash tobacco in cig’s


This news story was published on July 31, 2017.
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Tom Miller, Iowa Attorney General

DES MOINES –  Attorney General Tom Miller today issued the following statement about the FDA’s announcement of a new comprehensive plan to shift the trajectory of tobacco-related disease and death:

“I strongly agree with the major positions taken by the FDA on Friday, July 28, 2017:

  1. Favoring harm reduction through e-cigarettes and other non-combustible products is the clear position of the FDA, rather than general opposition to e-cigarettes.
  2. A serious effort should be made to reduce the level of nicotine in combustible products.
  3. Application deadlines should be moved back to allow for compliance and innovation.
  4. A careful look at flavors, including menthol, should be undertaken.

This agenda provides the roadmap for the demise of combustible tobacco products that kill 480,000 Americans each year.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better protect kids and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. The approach places nicotine, and the issue of addiction, at the center of the agency’s tobacco regulation efforts.

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4 Responses to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller agrees with FDA’s plan to slash tobacco in cig’s

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 1, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Nasty, expensive habit. They should just outlaw tobacco but they won’t because of the money they make off it in taxes.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Whats the matter Tommy? Feeling guilty about collecting all of that cigarette tax money while addicted tobacco users burden our health care industry and then die? Hypocrisy!

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Other article said their were lowering the nicotine – now this one said their lowering the tobacco ?

  4. Darcie Mendenhall Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Yes!!!