FDA Enforcement May Soon Extend To Tobacco

Law360, New York (November 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- With a Democratic majority in Congress and a co-sponsor of a new regulatory bill set to take up residence in the White House, tobacco will most likely soon be under the purview of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – a responsibility some view as problematic given that the agency is notoriously cash-strapped.

If passed, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act would be the culmination of efforts dating back at least a decade. However, the proposal is prompting concerns about competition and practicality among...
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