Re: “New law part of the fight to keep kids away from cigarettes” (Viewpoint, 8-13).
Altria’s tobacco companies agree with state Health Secretary Mary Selecky’s belief that the Food and Drug Administration can play an important role in preventing underage tobacco use. However, her comments didn’t account for our tobacco companies’ support of various efforts to keep kids from using tobacco.
Altria’s tobacco companies, which include Philip Morris USA, joined public health groups to support the law giving the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco products. This law includes a number of provisions to address underage use of tobacco products, including …