Federal Government Hammering Down on Tobacco Products and You're Invited to Help


The federal government is really serious about targeting cigarettes as dangerous products these days. More than ever before, and you’re invited to participate. Why? Maybe it’s because the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that thirty percent (30%) of all cancer deaths in this country are due to tobacco. In fact, tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, responsible for 443,000 deaths each year.

In fact, right now the Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule that will create nine new textual warning statements accompanied by color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking.

The FDA is also asking for your input regarding its implementation of the new tobacco regulations. You can vote on your choice of warning labels, as well as make other comments, now through Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

See directions to voice your input below.

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