New FDA Unit To Assist In Tobacco Regulation

Law360, New York (August 19, 2009, 5:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to launch a division to oversee the implementation of landmark legislation that recently gave the agency sweeping powers to regulate the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco products.

The Center for Tobacco Products will use the “best available science” to guide the development and implementation of effective public health strategies to reduce the burden of illness and death caused by tobacco products, the FDA said Wednesday.

Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, signed into law by...
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