Lorillard - CEO Orlowsky opinion regarding menthol cigarette use and kids..

March 31, 2010 - With the first meeting of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) under way, Lorillard has been making its case for menthol cigarettes, the main focus of the meeting.

Martin Orlowsky, chairman, president and CEO of Lorillard, writing in the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal, said that menthol cigarettes were clearly not associated with higher youth smoking rates, one of the arguments put forward for a ban that was brought in last year on other ‘characterizing’ cigarette flavors.

To read Marty's opinion: Are Kids More Likely To Smoke Menthol Cigarettes? The FDA gets into the business of regulating tobacco today., by MARTIN L. ORLOWSKY, The Wall Street Opinion Journal, 3/30/2010.

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