Tobacco has dominated headlines lately. On Wednesday, CVS pharmacy announced that it will stop selling tobacco products by October. Some localities, such as Boston and San Francisco, already prohibit the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies.
Leading national public health advocates filed a Citizen Petition on April 12, 2013, urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to exercise its regulatory power, and to protect America’s health by prohibiting menthol as a characterizing flavoring in cigarettes. The historic menthol petition was delivered to FDA offices by the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium on behalf of 19 public health organizations.