Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Senate Panel Votes for FDA Regulation of Tobacco

Article on -- Senate panel pushes FDA's tobacco powers: Bill would allow administration to regulate, not ban tobacco products, restrict ads, mandate labels, and control additives, by Reuters.  Here's an excerpt:

A U.S. Senate committee voted on Wednesday to let the Food and Drug Administration regulate but not ban tobacco products, a proposal supported by public health groups and the nation's largest cigarette maker.

The bill would allow the FDA to restrict tobacco advertising, prevent cigarette sales to minors, mandate stronger warning labels, bar misrepresentation of tobacco's dangers and order removal of dangerous ingredients from cigarettes.


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