Tell legislators that cigars should not be exempt from FDA regulation
Smoking directly contributes to the deaths of more than 440,000 Americans each year, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It represents the single leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
In economic terms, each pack of cigarettes sold produces approximately $7 in combined medical costs and lost productivity, according to the CDC. That’s about $157 billion annually.
Family physicians play a critical role in advocating for effective policies to prevent and treat tobacco and nicotine addiction. They also provide policymakers with vital expertise and input regarding policies designed to prevent young people from picking up the habit and help others beat this deadly and pervasive addiction.
AAFP Letter to Senate Opposing Tobacco Riders in Agrigulture Appropriations - June 22, 2016(2 page PDF)
Joint Letter to the Senate Opposing Tobacco-Control Funding Restrictions - June 8, 2016(3 page PDF)
Joint Letter to the President Urging Release of Final FDA Deeming Rule - April 13, 2016(5 page PDF)
Joint Letter to MLB Players Association on Smokeless Tobacco Products - March 31, 2016(3 page PDF)
Joint Letter to FDA on Remarket Review Process - February 26, 2016(4 page PDF)
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