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FDA authority over tobacco?

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The House Energy and Commerce Committee April 3 approved a bill, H.R. 1108, that would give FDA authority to regulate tobacco, although the legislation would prevent the agency from banning cigarettes altogether or from requiring nicotine-free products. Under the bill introduced by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., industry user fees would fund FDA's tobacco regulation, including establishing an oversight office. The legislation would allow FDA to monitor cigarette labeling, ban flavored cigarettes and limit advertisements making claims that one product is safer than another (1"The Tan Sheet" Feb. 25, 2008, In Brief)...


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