House Committee Gives FDA OK To Regulate Tobacco

Law360, New York (March 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has approved a measure that would place tobacco under the purview of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The committee approved H.R. 1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, by a measure of 39 to 13 on Wednesday.

“This is a historic day in the fight against the prevalence of tobacco use, its toll on human lives, and the clear and pervasive threat tobacco still poses to public health. Granting FDA regulatory authority over tobacco...
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