Tobacco Control Issue Letters Signed by IASLC

Tobacco Control Issue Letters Signed by IASLC

  • Letter signed by 53 organizations was sent to the US Senate Committee on Appropriations to strongly oppose two policy riders that would weaken FDA's authority to regulate tobacco products like cigars, e-cigarettes and the sale of such products to those under 18 years old. (9/7/16) View Letter
  • Letter signed by 53 organizations was sent to the US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations to strongly oppose two policy riders that would weaken FDA's authority to regulate tobacco products like cigars, e-cigarettes and the sale of such products to those under 18 years old. (9/7/16) View Letter
  • Letter signed by 47 organizations was sent to US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations to express our strong opposition to the $110 million funding cut in the House FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH). (7/12/16) View Letter
  • Letter signed by 47 organizations was sent to the US Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Appropriations to express strong opposition to two provisions in the House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 that would significantly weaken the Food and Drug Administration's authority over several tobacco products including e-cigarettes and cigars. (5/4/16) View Letter
  • Letter signed by 21 organizations was sent to the US Food and Drug Administration urging them to establish a national track and trace system to reduce the illicit trade in tobacco products. Nearly three years have passed with no action by FDA. During this period there have been important new developments and the major tobacco companies have continued to use the threat of illicit trade to oppose virtually every major tobacco control effort at every level of government. (4/5/16)  View Letter
  • Letter signed by 42 organizations was sent to the US Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies urging them to approve the authorized level of user fees for the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) oversight of tobacco products and to oppose any effort to limit the authority that Congress granted the FDA under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA). (4/4/16)  View Senate Letter   View House Letter
  • Letter signed by 42 organizations was sent to the US Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies urging them to allocate at least $210 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), which is the amount Congress enacted for FY 2016. The work that OSH does is critical to ending the tobacco epidemic that takes far too many lives and exacts an enormous financial toll on the nation's economy. (4/4/16)   View Senate Letter   View House Letter
  • Letter signed by 36 organizations was sent to the US Food and Drug Administration expressing their increased concern about major tobacco companies introducing new tobacco products into the marketplace without the regulatory review required by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 ("Tobacco Control Act"). (2/26/16) View Letter   FDA Response
  • Letter signed by 37 organizations was sent to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development asking them to institute smoke-free public housing. The organizations strongly support this policy that will greatly improve the health of public housing residents. The publication of the proposed rule represents a major step forward in protecting the millions of Americans who currently live in federally-owned public housing from the harms of tobacco. (1/19/16) View Letter
  • Letter signed by 44 organizations urging the FDA to quickly publish a proposed rule requiring liquid nicotine products to carry child-resistant packaging and nicotine exposure warnings. The comments detail the poisoning risk, particularly to children, posed by nicotine and describes the rising rates of child poisonings related to e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine. The case made is that the FDA has the existing legal authority to regulate tobacco products to reduce the risk of child poisoning and that it should take urgent regulatory action to do so. The FDA is also called upon to finalize regulations to deem all tobacco products subject to the Tobacco Control Act. Finally, the comments suggests a number of other actions that the FDA should consider to reduce the poisoning risk posed by tobacco products. (9/29/15) View Letter
  • Letter signed by 54 organizations opposing the provisions in two House Appropriations bills that would significantly weaken efforts to protect children and reduce the disease, death, and economic tolls of tobacco use in the United States. The House bills would 1) dramatically reduce funding for tobacco prevention initiatives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and, 2) significantly restrict the ability of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to oversee a substantial number of tobacco products which have come onto the market in recent years and are proving to be popular with youth. (9/10/15) View letter to US House --- View letter to US Senate
  • Letter signed by 28 organizations urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commence an appropriate enforcement action against Reynolds American, Inc. (Reynolds) and its subsidiary Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. (Santa Fe) for the marketing of Natural American Spirit brand cigarettes in violation of the modified risk provisions of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA). (8/24/15) View letter --- FDA Action
  • Letter signed by 42 organizations in opposition to Section 747 of the House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2016. This rider would weaken the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and significantly limit FDA's ability to protect Americans, including children from the many unregulated and untested tobacco products that are currently on the market. By changing the so-called "grandfather date" for these products, Section 747 would exempt them from an important product review requirement and leave FDA with far fewer tools to take prompt action to protect children from the thousands of fruit and candy flavored e-cigarettes and little cigars that flooded the market in recent years. (7/7/15) View letter
  • Letter signed by 32 organizations urging the United States Trade Representative involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to ensure that the final agreement provides the protections necessary to enable countries that are party to the agreement to protect the public health of their citizens from the death and disease caused by tobacco products. (7/20/15) View Letter
  • A letter was sent on behalf of the members of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the College on Problems with Drug Dependence (CPDD) and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) to US Food and Drug commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The letter, which can be read in its entirety, addresses the research community's concerns with a regulatory action that is preventing vital electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) research from being conducted. (2/16/15) View letter
  • IASLC sent a letter to the American Red Cross asking them to stop accepting funds from the tobacco industry. (2/10/15) View Letter
  • Participants at the 2014 IASLC Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference held on 6-8 November 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia pass a resolution on tobacco control. View resolution
  • IASLC sent a letter to Senators Levin and Inhofe asking them to reject the proposed language in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2015 (NDAA FY2015) that would prohibit the Secretary of Defense and the Secretarites of the military departments from implementing any new policy to limit, restrict, or ban the sale of any legal comsumer product currently sold at commissaries or exchanges. This would effectively prevent the military from banning the sale of tobacco products. (10/20/2014) View letter