FDA Gains Regulatory Authority Over U.S. Tobacco

WASHINGTON The U.S. Food and Drug Administration here assumed regulatory authority over the tobacco industry last week when President Obama signed The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law. It requires that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius establish a Center for Tobacco Products within the FDA and form a Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee to provide

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration here assumed regulatory authority over the tobacco industry last week when President Obama signed The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law.

It requires that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius establish a Center for Tobacco Products within the FDA and form a Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee to provide advice, information and recommendations.

It will be tasked with ex

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