January 30, 2015

Urgent-Send msg to Congress-grandfather date

Ask your federal representative and senators to change the grandfather date for new tobacco products

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Rep. John Boehner (House Speaker), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (House Majority Leader), and Rep. Fred Upton (Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee) cosigned a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell. In this letter they asked the FDA to consider changing the February 15, 2007 grandfather date for newly deemed tobacco products. They go on to suggest that the grandfather date be moved — perhaps to April 25, 2014, the day that FDA’s proposed regulations were submitted, or to the future date when the regulations are finalized.Please take action now by telling your representative and senators that you support changing the grandfather date and, in fact, that the proposed tobacco regulations are inappropriate for e-cigarettes.And when you’re finished, please take a moment to add your name to CASAA’s “Thank You” letter to Reps Boehner, McCarthy, and Upton.

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