On July 1, 2020 new measues become law that will protect New Yorkers from some strategies of Big Tobacco that attract people to the dangerous addiction.
Statement on Administration’s Announced Intention to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes from the Marketplace
Washington, D.C. – September 11, 2019 – Today, the Trump administration announced its intention to finalize compliance policy through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that would prohibit most flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol-flavored products, from being on the market.
The following is a statement from Gary Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN):
“The tobacco industry uses flavored tobacco products to lure kids into a lifetime of nicotine addiction. The administration is taking an important first step in announcing its intention to remove flavored e-cigarettes from the market that have hooked youth. But it is critical that any final policy solution take a comprehensive approach to tobacco control to reduce all tobacco use. We will look closely at the details of the guidance and advocate for a final proposal that includes all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and menthol cigarettes and addresses nicotine addiction to maximize the impact on public health.”