Bill To Give FDA Control Over Tobacco Passes House

Law360, New York (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a tobacco control bill on Thursday that would put the regulation of advertising, marketing and manufacturing of tobacco products under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's control.

H.R. 1256, known as the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, passed in a 298-112 congressional vote.

“This is truly a historic day in the fight against tobacco, and I am proud that we have taken such decisive action,” said Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee...
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