“Mr. President, you have an opportunity to save a generation from addiction,” the Academy said in a Nov. 27 letter to the White House, following AAFP participation in a Nov. 22 roundtable on vaping, where the Academy and numerous other medical and health organizations called on the administration to follow through with a September pledge to remove all flavored nicotine products from the market.
The Academy and its fellow Group of Six(www.groupof6.org) members previously applauded the White House decision to remove flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol products, from the market. The frontline physicians also shared their joint principles on tobacco(www.groupof6.org), encouraging the administration to continue the push against U.S. smoking and the youth e-cigarette epidemic.
The Academy recently called on Congress to protect Americans from surprise medical bills with legislation requiring health plans to count patients’ cost-sharing toward their in-network deductible and out-of-pocket maximum. "Inaction on this important issue is unacceptable," the AAFP told lawmakers.