LAWMAKERS DIFFER ON APPROACH TO TOBACCO BILLS

WASHINGTON -- While current law does not grant the Food and Drug Administration here regulatory authority over the manufacturing and marketing of tobacco products, there are several bills pending review in both the House and the Senate that would establish federal guidelines, expanding the FDA's scope to include such products.The effort to hold tobacco companies to universal standards of production

WASHINGTON -- While current law does not grant the Food and Drug Administration here regulatory authority over the manufacturing and marketing of tobacco products, there are several bills pending review in both the House and the Senate that would establish federal guidelines, expanding the FDA's scope to include such products.

The effort to hold tobacco companies to universal standards of production and marketing is a largely bipartisan issue; however, lawmakers differ on the legislat

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