Key Senate Committee Backs Tobacco Regulation

Law360, New York (August 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. Senate committee has thrown its weight behind a widely supported measure that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration more power to regulate tobacco sellers and cigarette marketing aimed at young people, but would fall short of allowing the agency to ban tobacco products completely.

On Wednesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee endorsed the bill by a vote of 13-8, catapulting the bipartisan legislation to the full Senate floor for a vote.

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