Bill Would Allow FDA to Regulate Tobacco Industry

Legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate the manufacturing and marketing of tobacco products was approved by the Senate yesterday, according to reports.

WASHINGTON — Legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate the manufacturing and marketing of tobacco products was approved by the Senate yesterday, according to reports.

After the House reviews the Senate’s version of the measure, President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law.

It would create a tobacco center within the FDA that would be funded by fees from the industry, and granted the authority to ban the use of certa

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