Tag: american lung association
Last week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., paired up with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., in bringing out a proposal “to address the tobacco epidemic harming millions of teens across the country.” They introduced...
The FDA has permitted many of these flavored products – which have proven to be highly addictive and attractive to children – to remain on the market pending FDA review. In the letter, the lawmakers specifically call on FDA to remove from the market all flavored e-cigarettes that are currently under FDA review, to deny applications for any flavored e-cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products, and to deny issuing a marketing order for any e-cigarette that poses an increased risk of youth initiation or addiction.
“The resolution promotes the importance of early detection of lung cancer to help save lives. It also recognizes the need for research to improve early diagnosis, screening and treatment,” Rubio’s office noted.
The letter highlights the debilitating health defects of smog and the disproportionate impact on communities of color. The EPA’s recent proposal is to maintain the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for smog, despite evidence that a more protective standard is needed.