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Public Health prof. Michael Siegel comments on tobacco bill

Senate’s FDA oversight of tobacco remains flawed

The Senate-approved FDA regulation of tobacco does not go far enough to eliminate nicotine and will only create the perception that cigarettes are safer, as more Americans die each year from lung cancer, maintains Michael Siegel, MD, longtime anti-smoking activist and professor of social and behaviroral sciences. Contact Michael Siegel, 617-638-5160, mbsiegel@bu.edu

FDA rule over tobacco just smoke?

After decades of trying, Congress now will give the FDA regulatory contol over tobacco.  College of Communication advertising Professor John Carroll explains in a WBUR-FM commentary how the “smoke and mirrors” of cigarette marketing will likely still leave Philip Morris ahead of the pack. Contact John Carroll, 617-353-3493, carroll7@bu.edu