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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.

Letter to
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Anitra D. Brown-Reed
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Stephen King
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Mary B. Yebba
and 7 others
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Joseph Raulinaitis
FDA Public Affairs Specialist JoAnn Pittman
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Joan G. Lytle
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Janet McDonald, Ph.D.
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Dilcia Granville, Ph.D.
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Brenda Zimmer
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Susan Small
Recently, Simon Chapman, a professor at the University of Sydney from the Land Down Under (Australia), has discovered 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.”

I am writing you to insist that the FDA require that the tobacco industry list all ingredients used in the manufacturing of cigarettes in the United States. Consumers have the right to know what ALL the ingredients are in the manufacturing and processing of cigarettes sold in the United States.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

Yours sincerely,