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What is PMTA?

Under federal law, including Section 910(b) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, any company looking to launch and market a new tobacco product in the United States must submit a Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Passed in 2007, the...

Uproot the Truth

With social justice issues being at the forefront of recent public discussion, Tobacco Free Florida is launching Uproot the Truth to inform individuals about tobacco’s devastating effect on the state’s Black population, unearthing the root causes of this important public health issue....

Little Cigars are a Big Issue

The cigarette smoking rate has seen a huge drop over the years. In the 1950’s nearly half of all Americans had smoked cigarettes, today it’s fewer than 1 out of every 6 adults. This drop has come as we learn more about the health risks...

Join The Fight Against E-Cigarettes

Although the increase in youth e-cigarette use rates have slowed down, 25.6% of high schoolers and 9.1% of middle schoolers are still using e-cigarettes. Progress has been made, but the stakes are still high. It’s time to take action to end this epidemic. Check out...

Tobacco Is a Social Justice Issue

One of the major barriers to achieving social justice is tobacco use. For years, the tobacco industry disproportionately targeted specific populations, such as African Americans, the LGBTQ+ community and individuals of low socioeconomic status, leaving them to suffer the negative health consequences related to tobacco...

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