Letters to Congress and the Administration


ASTHO Signs Letter to the President Requesting the Finalization of Tobacco Deeming Regulation

Apr. 28, 2015

ASTHO joined a coalition of over 30 national organizations in sending a letter to President Obama requesting the Administration finalize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rule on the regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, hookahs (water pipes), nicotine gels, and certain dissolvables. The FDA released its proposed tobacco deeming regulation in April 2014 after Congress gave the agency authority to regulate tobacco products as part of the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Because tobacco use is a major driver of chronic disease, ASTHO supports the regulation of tobacco products by the FDA and calls for the completion of a final rule soon.