Posted by: audreybenenati | March 26, 2010

Lorillard Tobacco’s Principal Scientist to Represent Tobacco Industry on FDA’s Scientific Advisory Committee


GREENSBORO, N.C., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Lorillard Tobacco Company today issued the following statement after notification that Dr. J. Daniel Heck, the company’s principal scientist, will serve as a non-voting representative of the tobacco manufacturing industry on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration.

"With the full membership of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee now in place, Lorillard looks forward to working with the Committee and contributing to its scientific review of menthol and other topics," the company said. "Lorillard remains confident that a serious examination of menthol science will show that the best available science does not support an assertion that menthol impacts public health.

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