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July 31, 2017

Statement from Attorney General Tom Miller on FDA's New Tobacco Plan

DES MOINES -- Attorney General Tom Miller today issued the following statement about the FDA’s announcement of a new comprehensive plan to shift the trajectory of tobacco-related disease and death:

“I strongly agree with the major positions taken by the FDA on Friday, July 28, 2017:

1. Favoring harm reduction through e-cigarettes and other non-combustible products is the clear position of the FDA, rather than general opposition to e-cigarettes.

2. A serious effort should be made to reduce the level of nicotine in combustible products.

3. Application deadlines should be moved back to allow for compliance and innovation.

4. A careful look at flavors, including menthol, should be undertaken.

This agenda provides the roadmap for the demise of combustible tobacco products that kill 480,000 Americans each year.”


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