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Edward J. Markey

21 Senators Send Letter to FDA Asking About Proposed Flavored Cigar, Menthol Cigarette Bans

The letter asks for an update about when FDA plans to announce a final rule and how the agency plans to address the strategy cigarette companies have taken to get around menthol bans introduced in California and Massachusetts.

21 Senators Send Letter Urging FDA to Ban Flavored Tobacco, Menthol

Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would seek a ban on flavored tobacco—including flavored cigars—and menthol in tobacco products…

Bill to Achieve Federal Tobacco Tax Equity Introduced in Senate

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that seeks to achieve tax parity among all tobacco products, which would mean an increase in…

Senators Push for Quicker Action on Proposed FDA Regulations

Yesterday, 11 Democratic senators sent a letter to Shaun Donovan, the director of White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pushing for a quick decision…