Proposal to Rescind FTC Approval of the Current Cigarette Test Method #536798-00009

Submission Number:
536798-00009
Commenter:
Joel Nitzkin
Organization:
American Association of Public Health Physicians
State:
LA
Initiative Name:
Proposal to Rescind FTC Approval of the Current Cigarette Test Method

FTC, if it is to test cigarettes to generate "factual statements" about tar and nicotine yields must modify the testing procedures so that cigarette companies cannot fool the machine with small holes in the filter and cigarette paper that give artificially low results, while smokers subconsciously block the holes with their lips while smoking to get higher yeilds.