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SAMHSA — Smokeless Tobacco Risks: Interim Response

Date: March 2, 2006

To: Kenneth F. Boehm, Chairman 
National Legal and Policy Center

Dear Mr. Boehm:

Your data quality request for correction to the Substance and Mental Services Administration to correct information in our publication "Tips for Teens: Tobacco” is still under review. According to the Department of Health and Human Services' Data Quality Guidelines, our goal is to respond to each request within 60 days of receipt either by providing a decision on the request or, if the request will more than 60 days to complete, informing the complainant that more time is needed.

We hereby advise you that we will need additional time to complete our response to your challenge and request. At this time, we are continuing to prepare our response and anticipate providing it to you by April 22, 2006,


Mark Weber 
Associate Administrator for Communictaions