“Earlier today, the U.S. Senate began debate on S. 982, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The Senate is expected to consider the bill over the next several days. The bill would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco products. In April, the House of Representatives overwhelming passed the legislation by a bipartisan vote of 298-112. President Obama has indicated he would sign the bill if it is not weakened from its current form.”- American Public Health Association
- Tobacco use KILLS 438,000 US citizens a year when used as directed
- Tobacco cost the US $96 billion per year in health care costs
S. 982 would create FDA authority to effectively regulate the manufacturing, marketing, labeling, distribution and sale of tobacco products which means that Tobacco Companies could not deceive young children and other adults into believing that tobacco products are MILD, have LOW-TAR, taste like WINE, CHOCOLATE or mask the taste of a cigarette with MENTHOL.
Think about who smokes various BRANDS of cigarettes in your community?
In Washington DC Newport Cigarettes made by Lorillard Tobacco Company are the brand of choice. . . (Jana’s daily observation!!!!- or ask ANYONE!) and according to a recent report released by the CDC entitled
“Cigarette Brand Preference Among Middle and High School Students Who Are Established Smokers — United States, 2004 and 2006″
The use of Newport was significantly higher among blacks in middle school (59.7%) and high school (78.6%) compared with other racial/ethnic groups.
Please let Congress know that you will NOT stand for wasteful spending, work hours lost, RACIST MARKETING in your community!
Follow this link through the American Public Health Association to let your Congressman know that it is time for the FDA to regulate tobacco!
and if that isn’t enough please support me, as I personally spend time on the streets of DC talking to people about how they can quit for free!
Look what I found in Essence Magazine: the happy couple celebrating a birthday with a pack of Newports