FreedomWorks Foundation Response to FDA’s Decision to Grant Premarket Tobacco Authorizations for IQOS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the FDA’s decision today to grant premarket tobacco product authorizations (PTMAs) for IQOS, Patrick Hedger, FreedomWorks Foundation Director of Policy, commented:

“We’re elated to see FDA finally embrace an approach that seeks to promote innovation and work with the private sector to realistically address the public health impact of smoking. This is the first step on a path that will save millions of lives and save billions of dollars.”