By Sam Baker - 12/14/11 07:56 PM EST
The American Lung Association praised the IOM recommendations. Millions of smokers died because they believed “light” and “low-tar” cigarettes were less dangerous, the group said.
“The scientific standards recommended by this expert panel are designed to prevent a repeat of similar attempts to deceive the American public,” the association said in a statement. “We encourage the FDA to heed these lessons and never lose sight of the deception and fraud perpetrated for decades by Big Tobacco.”