Wed, May 16, 2001 11:57 AM
Subject: comment on proposed changes
Dear Sir or Madam,
The reporting of the advertising of this extremely harmful product must continue. As a citizen of the United States, I feel that the tobacco industry has repeatedly demonstrated a willingness to push the boundaries of my rights as a parent to not have my children exposed to advertising that could lead to them picking up the habit that is responsible for the most deaths in the US. I rely on your reports and many advocates do as well. We must know the data in order to advocate most effectively for our children and those whom we love.
Keep up the excellent work, and continue to let our citizens know exactly how the tobacco industry continues to manipulate our children to smoke. (The rate of tobacco use in youth is 30% by high school graduation)
Please do not allow yourselves to be manipulated even in subtle ways by this most damaging of industries.
Thank you for you consideration.
Jonathan P. Winickoff, M.D.