NC Sens. Propose Tobacco Regulatory Agency

Law360, New York (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two North Carolina senators have proposed a bill to establish a federal agency to regulate tobacco, posing an alternative to a similar measure in the U.S. House of Representatives, which would put tobacco under the purview of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

On Thursday, Sens. Kay Hagan, D.-N.C., and Richard Burr, R.-N.C., introduced the Federal Tobacco Act of 2009, or S.579.

The measure would create an agency funded by "significant annual user fees," with the sole purpose of regulating the advertising, manufacturing and use of...
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