TakeAPart: British American Tobacco in United States
Alleged Violations of Tobacco Control and Other Laws
Tobacco companies aggressively block, weaken, and undermine policies designed to protect public health and reduce tobacco use, and at times they may work outside of countries’ laws.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must act and we must protect the FDA’s ability to shield our kids from Big Tobacco’s efforts to lure them into a lifetime of addiction and disease.
How Tobacco companies violate laws
Tobacco companies are simply unlike any other business – their industry is built on lies and manipulation and their product kills when used as intended. Tobacco companies fight and undermine proven measures that reduce tobacco use and save lives.
That’s what is alleged to have happened in the United States, where British American Tobacco has apparently marketed products without legally required FDA authorization.
It appears that Reynolds, a US subsidiary of British American Tobacco, marketed a new menthol cigarette, Newport Platinum, without legally required FDA authorization.
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