Proposed FDA regulation of tobacco is weak

For Michael Siegel, MD, a long time anti-smoking advocate and professor of social and behavioral sciences, the proposed Food and Drug Administration regulation of cigarettes is really a smoke screen for Big Tobacco. Writing in the Los Angeles Times, he states that the legislation was crafted, in part, by Philip Morris in a deal with health groups, notably the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, as there is no mandate to eliminate nicotine, and limited reduction of toxins and carcinogens in tobacco.

Contact Michael Siegel, (617) 638-5160, mbsiegel@bu.edu

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