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ADA Urges Congress to Maintain FDA’s Authority over All Tobacco Products

July 09, 2015 The ADA was one of 42 health organizations signing onto a letter sent last week to members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, urging them to strip language from the subcommittee’s appropriations “discussion draft” that would exempt many non-traditional tobacco products from FDA regulation.

The language, the signatories argued, would “leave FDA with far fewer tools to take prompt action to protect children from the thousands of fruit and candy flavored e-cigarettes and little cigars that flooded the market in recent years.”

The Association is already on record opposing H.R. 2058, a stand-alone bill that would do exactly the same thing as the discussion draft language. Both letters are online at http://www.ada.org/en/advocacy/advocacy-issues/tobacco-use.