Stop Testing Tobacco Products on Animals

Rat Janet Stephens

Target: Mitch Zeller, Director of Center for Tobacco Products, FDA

Goal: End the use of animals in tobacco product tests.

Due to the new tobacco products being released, including the e-cigarette, more animals will be subjected to harmful testing. Numerous cigarette companies already test on animals, however the growing market means more animals will be tested on.

Humans already know that smoking tobacco is harmful. Testing on these animals is completely unnecessary. Typically, rats are confined to inhalation tubes so small they cannot move a single limb, and they breathe in the smoke for hours. The rats are exposed to tobacco smoke in very different circumstances than humans are, which can drastically alter results.

These tests are unnecessary, painful, deadly, and do not provide accurate results. It is time that the use of animals for testing tobacco products be put to an end. Humans must accept and acknowledge the risks of using tobacco products.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Zeller,

Many cigarette companies continue to test products on animals and new products, like the e-cigarette, means that even more animals will be tested on due to FDA standards. It is time this unnecessary testing be put to an end.

Humans already know that using tobacco products is harmful. Typically, rats are confined to inhalation tubes so small they cannot move a single limb while they breath in the smoke. This will be done for several hours. When humans are exposed to smoke, they are under much less stress, are able to move freely and are not exposed to the smoke for hours on end. These differences can drastically alter the results.

These painful, deadly, inaccurate and unnecessary tests must be put to an end. Please consider ending the use of animals for testing tobacco products.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Janet Stephens

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18 Comments

  1. kay allan says:

    THIS IS SO OUT OF DATE NOW, THESE HELPLESS LITTLE CREATURES DO NOT NEED TO SUFFER AND BE TORTURED, IF A STUPID HUMAN BEING WANTS TO SMOKE LET THEM,BUT STOP BEING SO EVIL.

  2. ANIMALS DO NOT SMOKE NOW. END THE CRUEL TESTING ON THEM NOW.

  3. Use humans instead of animals since they are the ones who choose to smoke. Animal lives are precious too! End all harmful and painful testings on animals!

    • THIS!!! Exactly!! I can’t believe animals are being tortured because humans CHOOSE to do something that they KNOW endangers their health!

      What are these “tests” supposed to accomplish, anyway? We already know smoking is harmful.

      Good God! The stupidity, selfishness and callousness of the human race never ceased to astound me!

  4. This is so dated . These animals should not suffer for the sake of humans that want to smoke

  5. No animal should be subjected to this! If human’s choose to smoke OK but carry out the tests on those humans not innocent animls who don’t have a choice!

  6. Stephanie Geyser says:

    Why test cigarettes at all? We all know that smoking causes cancer and heart disease. So what do you hope to prove? That smoking is beneficial for you? What utter crap you morons believe!

  7. Rita Grahn says:

    Mr Zeller and his staff just want to continue getting their fat government sponsorships, so they don’t have to get off their fat backsides and do a decent day’s work for their salaries.

  8. This testing us completely useless and does not provide any useful information or new information on tobacco use. These tests go on because there are is a large number of Drs suited by this testing the animal testing industry is outdated and ineccary bit to close would mean lots of money and tax dollars the facilities and ” doctors” would lose out on. Just torture for torture sake. Real doctors know that first you do no harm! Especially when you are torturous g creatures and you know it us a complete farce and joke and not remotely relevant!

  9. Seriously!? Fifty years of animal torture later?! Allow me to help you out; Inhalation of tobacco products is harmful.
    Enjoy your pained paychecks, FDA Leeches.

    End all Animal abuse and cruelty, Now! #Humanity #RespectLife

  10. There is no reason to do these experiments years ago in the 60 s it was confirmed cigarettes are not good for you. If you want to smoke go right ahead but why would we as a society torture animals on your behalf to try and save your asses? I smoke and think you do not need to torture animals for me…. I am I grown ass man and have made my choice and do NOT want to torture animals because I need more info?? Fing crazy!!!

  11. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtWO83pf3Mc

  12. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    How many more YEARS of THIS money making CORRUPTION! PEOPLE DEMAND TOBACCO TESTING ON ANIMALS CEASE NOW. WE ARE TAXPAYERS, WE ARE DEMANDING THIS!!! WHY DON’T YOU HEAR US?

  13. sheila menache says:

    Why should animals be used to test tobacco – we know that smoking causes lung cancer – what is the matter with people that innocent animals have always to have to suffer as a result of some or other test – for goodness sake stop this practice

  14. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

  15. If people don’t know the side affects of tobacco by now humans are dumber the dirt. Animals don’t smoke. Stupid humans who choose to smoke deserve what happens to them. The animals don’t. Stop the torture of all animals. This from a stupid human who smokes and knows the consequences.

  16. simon rickman simon rickman says:

    like we don’t know smoking is bad for us? and haven’t known for ages? how many more animals must suffer and die to prove a known fact? moron humans. there really is no hope is there?

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