FDA Acts to Curb Tobacco Industry Deception

For decades the tobacco industry has decieved the public about the risks of light and low-tar cigarettes as safer alternatives. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now taken action to require that any future health claims for tobacco products be supported by a wide range of sound evidence, benefit the public, and must be…

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Historic Legislation Passes Both Houses–Awaits President’s Signature.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act now awaits President Obama's signature. Agencies and organizations who have for years fought against the tobacco industry are rejoicing at the outcome of new legislation (H.R. 1256) that will put the Food and Drug Administration in charge of regulating cigarettes and other tobacco products.One of the major motivating…

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