The deadline to submit comments to the FDA on their proposed draft rule on menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes is quickly approaching. The FDA will accept comments on this rule until August 2, 2022, and we can not stress how important it is that the public health community submits thoughtful comments. You can find North Carolina Alliance for Health’s comments here.
Here are a few resources that will help you write your comments:
- Action on Smoking and Health: You can access ASH’s comments, talking points from the Public Health Law Center, and a template from Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids here.
- American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: You can find the ACS CAN menthol position, resources, and an invitation to share stories here.
- The Center for Black Health & Equity: You can find resources, information, and more here.
For more information on the FDA’s proposed draft rule and to submit comments, click here.