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Article posted Jun 24 2010, 9:00 PM Category: Health Source: AFP Print

US snuffs out 'light' cigarettes


WASHINGTON A US law banning the selling of so-called "light" or "mild" cigarettes took effect Tuesday, but some anti-tobacco groups say the makers are sidestepping the rules by using color-coding packaging.

The measure signed into law a year ago by President Barack Obama regulates tobacco for the first time and prohibits, starting Tuesday, packaging using the terms "light," "mild," or "low" -- which could lead smokers into believing they are not as harmful.

But regulators and tobacco firms are still battling over how the new measure will be implemented.

Some say that color-coding packs and switching to terms such as "gold" and "silver" instead of "light" and "ultra-light" are efforts to continue misleading consumers.

"With a wink and a nod, the tobacco industry has found new ways to continue their deceptive marketing practices to circumvent the new regulations," said Charles Connor, president of the American Lung Association.

"For example, they must drop the word 'light' in their packaging, but have already made it clear to their customers that if they want lights, they just need to look for a package in a specific color, such as gold.

The FDA sent a letter last week to Philip Morris USA questioning the terms included in Marlboro Lights packs before the ban.

The packaging says, "Your Marlboro Lights pack is changing. But your cigarette stays the same. In the future, ask for 'Marlboro in the gold pack.'"

The FDA asked for documentation from the cigarette maker to determine if it was deliberately circumventing the law.

"We applaud the FDA's action," said Matthew Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

"We call on Philip Morris to go beyond the actions called for by the FDA and immediately stop" using these materials, Myers said.

"Any activity that misleads consumers into believing that certain cigarettes are safer and discourages smokers from quitting is harmful to public health."

Other new anti-smoking restrictions also came into effect Tuesday. The new rules will bar tobacco company sponsorship of athletic, musical or cultural events, restrict distribution of free samples and prohibit sales of cigarettes or smokeless tobacco to people younger than 18.

"As we complete our first year executing this important new responsibility, FDA has much to be proud of and much yet to do to improve public health through effective tobacco regulation," said FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

Copyright 2010 AFP. All rights reserved.





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scientia

Posted: Jun 25 2010, 12:22 PM

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If you are dumb enough to believe a light cigarette won't harm you as much as a "full flavor" cigarette you deserve to reduce your carbon footprint to zero and vacate said planet.
Anonymous

Posted: Jun 25 2010, 2:24 PM

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16295 jesus christ, everyone who smokes knows its going to kill them and lights dont help them live longer.....u know why....cause you cram these shit ass studies down our throats every chance you get and then sit there and have the audacity to act like some people still think the only side effect of smoking is looking cool....GTFO

Johnny Gee

Posted: Oct 28 2010, 9:50 PM

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98243 There is no expectation of a safe cigarette-one of the reasons the gov't doesnt have to test the new fire retardent cigarettes for safety in humans. THEY ARE MANDATORY NOW ALMOST EVERYWHERE!.
Ask Barack if he has FSC in his smokes? I'll bet you he doesn't.
Anonymous

Posted: Jan 12 2011, 12:20 PM

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76183 Smokers who choose light cigarettes do so because they've less harsh to the lungs. Some can't smoke regular cigarettes because they hurt their lungs too much. "LIght" simply means lighter on your lungs. None of us believe the word "light" implies any health benefits. But, some of us are aware of the "Natural" cigarettes containing none of the 300 or so toxic chemicals added to national brands, and that these cigarettes pose much lower health risks than those with the added chemicals. If they don't use the word "light" how can we know which cigarettes will be lightest on our lungs?


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