Obama Greenlights Tobacco Regulation Law

Law360, New York (June 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Tobacco regulation is now in the hands of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has officially been given sweeping powers to oversee the manufacturing, marketing and sale of such products under landmark legislation signed into law Monday by President Barack Obama.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act allows the FDA to regulate tar and nicotine levels in tobacco products, set national disclosure standards about how such products are manufactured and labeled, and wage a public-information campaign to address issues such as youth smoking,...
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