JUDGE: FDA CANNOT RESTRICT ADS, BUT CAN REGULATE TOBACCO AS DRUG

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food and Drug Administration plans to appeal a federal court ruling that prohibits the agency from restricting advertising of tobacco products.The April 25 decision by U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen in Greensboro, N.C., lets stand the agency's right to regulate tobacco as a drug, which means that its plans to crack down on tobacco sales to minors will move forward.In

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food and Drug Administration plans to appeal a federal court ruling that prohibits the agency from restricting advertising of tobacco products.

The April 25 decision by U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen in Greensboro, N.C., lets stand the agency's right to regulate tobacco as a drug, which means that its plans to crack down on tobacco sales to minors will move forward.

In a victory for the FDA and anti-tobacco advocates, Osteen said in his decisi

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