Pigs' Blood---an Undisclosed Ingredient in Cigarette Filters
  • Petitioned Anitra D. Brown-Reed

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Anitra D. Brown-Reed
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Brenda Zimmer
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Dilcia Granville, Ph.D.
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Janet McDonald, Ph.D.
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Joan G. Lytle
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JoAnn Pittman
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Joseph Raulinaitis
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Mary B. Yebba
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Stephen King
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Susan Small

Pigs' Blood---an Undisclosed Ingredient in Cigarette Filters

    1. Bryan D. Freehling
    2. Petition by

      Bryan D. Freehling

      Wilton Manors, FL

Recently, Simon Chapman, a professor at the University of Sydney from the Land Down Under (Australia), has found that pig’s blood hemoglobin might be an undisclosed ingredient in cigarette filters.  

Due to trade secrets, the tobacco industry is not required to list its ingredients.  This, of course, makes it very difficult to track the animal by-product.  

Some companies offer illusions of transparency by voluntarily listing ingredients on their websites, but trace ingredients that do not affect the ‘functionality’ of the product are written off as “processing aids.”

Please sign the petition below insisting that the FDA require that the tobacco industry list all ingredients used in the manufacturing of cigarettes in the United States.  Consumers should know all the ingredients in the manufacturing and processing of cigarettes in the United States.

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    • Emelda Zabala LAS VEGAS, NV
      • 2 months ago

      "No living thing should have to endure pain, suffering, and inhumane acts of cruelty. Especially by mankind its self."

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    • Sunshine Page ROCKWALL, TX
      • 2 months ago

      What a disgrace

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    • Michael Parker BASILDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 months ago

      Because I'm not a barbarian. There is no place for this kind of behaviour in the 21st century civilised world.

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    • Lindsay Dominguez GROVER BEACH, CA
      • 2 months ago

      cruelty freedom for animals

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    • Jessica Ridley HOOK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Show some compassion and do something right. Please.

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