TODAY, 3,500 KIDS WILL SMOKE THEIR FIRST CIGARETTE. TOMORROW, BIG TOBACCO WILL SPEND $36 MILLION ON MARKETING TO ADDICT EVEN MORE.
Now, it's time to finally regulate tobacco products and marketing to protect kids from Big Tobacco and prevent them from ever starting this deadly habit.
Please support this legislation that would grant the FDA the authority to regulate the production and marketing of tobacco products. FDA regulation of tobacco products will protect our children, improve public health and give sound information to consumers based on science. It would stop tobacco companies from marketing their products to children, require the disclosure of the harmful ingredients in cigarettes, ban misleading health claims, ban flavored cigarettes that are targeted to children, and provide for a more comprehensive warning label on tobacco packaging.
We cannot afford to wait any longer. Each day 3,500 new kids will try their first cigarette. Something must be done now to stop that. I urge you to support legislation in the U.S. Senate that will grant the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco. Please become a cosponsor of this legislation when it is introduced and urge for quick passage. On behalf of our children, we can't wait.