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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 04:28 PM

Reject Big Tobacco's plea to clear nicotine's name

Many of us have seen — or may even remember — advertising from the 1930s through 1950s in which a family doctor — in a white coat, spectacles and a friendly smile — prescribes a particular brand of cigarettes as “less irritating” if not just plain healthier for his patients.


Not that a similar marketing idea hasn’t occurred to at least one tobacco company.

Tobacco giant Altria Group isn’t making a pitch to doctors to again tout the health benefits of nicotine, the addictive agent in tobacco products. No, it’s seeking the help of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Altria, reports Bloomberg, is asking the FDA to use its considerable public information reach to help correct the impression among three-fourths of U.S. adults who falsely believe that nicotine causes cancer. The makers of Marlboro cigarettes, in a letter to the FDA, want to persuade the agency to assist in switching cigarette smokers to “healthier” ways of delivering nicotine’s dopamine punch, methods that merely heat the tobacco, rather than burning it, which produces the more than 60 well-known cancer-causing agents inhaled in tobacco smoke.


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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 04:46 PM

1. Thank you for sharing. n/t

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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 09:02 AM

3. One thing in my life I am proud of ---

In 1975, I began volunteering for New Jersey Gasp (Group Against Smoking Pollution). I testified before municipal governing bodies and participated in demonstrations against second hand pollution of public buildings.

In 2003, my life partner, Joyce and I began carrying a concealed device to measure particulate matter in air. For six months, we collected air samples in smoke free restaurants and smoke filled restaurants, offices and public buildings, bars and casinos. In 2005, I testified about the process of sampling and the results of the testing.

In 2005, New Jersey became the first state to ban smoking in indoor facilities -- except casinos.

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