FDA Issues RFI on Advertising Menthol Products for Minority Groups

The RFI is reproduced in part below.

Please send copies of your comments to this IPD here .


Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0207]

Tobacco Product Advertising and Promotion to Youth and Racial and
Ethnic Minority Populations; Request for Comments

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice; request for data and information.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is soliciting
information, research, and ideas to assist FDA in fulfilling its
responsibilities regarding tobacco product advertising and promotion
that is designed to appeal to specific racial and ethnic minority
populations in the United States. For the same reasons, we are also
interested in receiving information about the advertising and promotion
of menthol and other cigarettes to youth in general, and to youth in
minority communities. After reviewing the submitted information,
research, and ideas, FDA will be better able to fulfill its
responsibilities under The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco
Control Act (Tobacco Control Act).

DATES: Submit electronic or written comments by July 26, 2010.

1 comment. Leave a Reply

  1. James Ed

    I still can’t believe that in the 21st century, where the health of the people should take precedence, that organizations can be allowed to get away with this.
    There is way too little transparency regarding the tobacco industry and who is lobbying for what. The same goes in the vaping industry where only last week a report was published about e-cigarettes, only for rumours to follow that it had been commissioned by someone with a vested interest in the industry (around without foundation as it transpired).
    The people need to be put first here no matter what, as too many lives are at stake.

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