Posted by: audreybenenati | March 30, 2010

Legacy(SM) Reiterates Call for Prohibition of Menthol Products

National Foundation Encouraged by FDA Panel Review of Menthol Products

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On March 30-31, the FDA’s newly announced Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee will convene to examine, as a first order of business, the issue of menthol cigarettes. The committee was created as a result of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act), which was signed into law last year.

The Tobacco Control Act gives the FDA authority to eliminate menthol tobacco products. Legacy, the nation’s leading public health foundation dedicated to tobacco prevention and cessation, believes that there is a strong case for menthol prohibition and a real possibility that the FDA will take precisely this step.

Legacy has long supported prohibition of menthol cigarettes and believes that now is the time to act to remove these dangerous products from the marketplace.

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