Updated: May 11
It's About Time!
The FDA decision was in response to the AATCLC lawsuit filed with co-plaintiffs, Action on Smoking and Health, the American Medical Association, and the National Medical Association, which included a request for the court to compel the FDA to respond to the Citizens Petition initially submitted in 2013. The lawsuit was filed on June 17, 2020 and asserted that, contrary to the duties imposed by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (“Tobacco Control Act”), the FDA failed to act on menthol cigarettes. Click here to read the AATCLC's full statement.