Tobacco

Fact: low-income neighborhoods are more likely to have tobacco retailersTobacco is a preventable killer. APHA champions efforts to help Americans live tobacco-free, including laws that create smoke-free workplaces and policies that make it easier for smokers to quit.

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2017 Advocacy on Tobacco
  • Public health leaders letter to media and movie studio CEOs calling for an R-rating for motion pictures with tobacco imagery.
  • Organization letter to House appropriators to oppose tobacco riders in the Agriculture-FDA FY 2018 spending bill.
  • Organization comments to FDA on a tobacco product standard.
  • Organization letter urging House and Senate appropriators to provide strong funding for CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.
  • Organization letter to HHS objecting to any reconsideration of the FDA's deeming rule or any weakening of the Department of Justice's defense of the rule in court.
  • Organization comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development in support of the Smokefree Public Housing Rule.
  • Organization comments about NAFTA protections to enable countries to protect people from the health harms of tobacco products.
  • Organization letter in support of H.R. 1662 to make Veterans Health Administration facilities smoke-free.
  • Letters urging members of the House and Senate to oppose any effort to exempt cigars from regulation under the Tobacco Control Act.
2016 Advocacy on Tobacco
  • Organization letter to the Senate urging swift passage of H.R. 670, the Special Needs Trust Fairness and Medicaid Improvement Act.
  • Organization letter urging House and Senate appropriators to fully fund CDC's Office on Smoking and Health and to oppose policy riders that would weaken FDA's authority to oversee tobacco products.
  • Organization letter urging House and Senate leadership to oppose policy riders that would weaken FDA's authority to oversee tobacco products.
  • Organization letters to House and Senate appropriators opposing including tobacco policy riders in a continuing resolution.
  • Organization letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to restore funding for CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.
  • In a Houston Chronicle op-ed, APHA Action Board Chair-designate Catherine L. Troisi says Texas should increase the legal age for buying tobacco products.
  • From Public Health Newswire: FDA deeming rule extends authority to cover all tobacco products
  • Organization letter to President Obama calling for his leadership to ensure prompt action to finalize FDA rule to regulate all tobacco products.
  • Organization letter urging the Senate to oppose amendments that would weaken FDA's authority to regulate tobacco products
  • Organization letter urging FDA to establish a national track and trace system for tobacco products
  • Organization letters to House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee Appropriations leaders in support of at least $210 million for CDC's Office on Smoking and Health in 2017
  • Organization letters urging House and Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations leaders to approve the authorized level of user fees for FDA oversight of tobacco products and oppose any effort to restrict FDA's authority under the Tobacco Control Act in 2017
  • Organization letter urging Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association to ban use of tobacco products at MLB venues
  • Organization letter supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership tobacco control provision
  • APHA comments to HUD and the organizational comments we joined on the proposal to make public housing smoke-free
2015 Advocacy on Tobacco
AJPH Articles on Tobacco Marketing Practices