WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Obama signed landmark legislation Monday giving the Food and Drug Administration new power to regulate the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco.
President Obama says the new law “represents change that’s been decades in the making.”
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act gives the FDA power to ban candy-flavored and fruit-flavored cigarettes, widely considered appealing to first-time smokers, including youths. It also prohibits tobacco companies from using terms such as “low tar,” “light” or “mild,” requires larger warning labels on packages, and restricts advertising of tobacco products.
It also requires tobacco companies to reduce levels of nicotine in cigarettes. LINK
Hypocrite! Just what we need: more big government, more bureaucracy, and a more powerful central government. Typical Democrat: do as I say, not as I do. This guy is a fraud in every respect.