Lawmakers For FDA Regulation Of Tobacco

Law360, New York (July 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A widely backed, bipartisan bill that would arm the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the power to regulate tobacco sellers and cigarette marketing aimed at young people is expected to pass a Senate committee soon, after it's addressed at a hearing slated for Wednesday.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2007, introduced in both the Senate and House of Representative in February, has received support from a range of organizations, including leading cigarette maker Philip Morris USA.

The bill would give the...
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