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.



  1. JIm says:

    Its funny how they always tell you that this amount of people die every year from tobacco and that it cost 100 million dollars a year in cost to the health care system. REMEMBER when the governemnt sued the tobacco comapnies and win billions of dollars on that same arguement ??? Where did all that money go ? Billions of dollars won on the back of smokers health issues and then the mney goes back to the states to be spent, not on the health care of smokers, but on what ever it is they see fit…..SHameful !

  2. Rick says:

    People only see “Big Tobacco” and not the people empoly by companies connected to “Big Tobacco”.

  3. It’s a scam plain and simple.

  4. WhereDoesItEnd says:

    What a sham. Typical dumbocrat strategy to keep people’s minds off of the real issues. Let’s regulate smoking, who gives a *&*&^, what about the economy, the wars, North Korea, Iran, gimme a break. Obamma has to be the biggest disappointment ever!!!

  5. BoydGeorge says:

    Change? What change? This bill is a token joke that defines nothing.

    Why not put into print how much money, *exactly*, the tobacco industries contributed to Obama’s campaign? If you need help getting the figures, let me know – I’ll send them to you.

    Ban candied flavored cigarettes? When was the last time you saw a group of teens hanging out smoking candied flavored cigarettes? This is hypocrasy at it’s best.

    American citizens are getting tired of being the whipping boy for B.O’s excess baggage he carries around with him – the appropriate place for that is in psychoanalysis, not dictating to the country because he didn’t get a pony when he was a kid.

    We weren’t his Daddy, and we are not the ones that smoked around *his* kids.

    This “do as I say and not as I do” President is a farce. Tells American Fathers to get to know their children. Which American Fathers, exactly, is he referring to?

    Again, we are taking hits for his past life, and it’s getting old real quick.

    To accept political contributions from the tobacco industry then puff his chest out saying change has come when it’s not even a slap on the wrist for tobacco, in fact it’s not even a time-out. It’s simply rhetoric that does absolutely nothing.

    Takes money from the tobacco companies to fund his campaing, appeases those naive enough to belive anything will change, and again this year tobacco will be number one on the stock exchange, thanks to the millions that the Life Insurance companies have invested in them.

    The FDA cannot and will not enforce the laws that are already in place. They have, after all, been bought just like B.O. has been.

    SSDD in Washington, DC.

  6. Ingineer66 says:

    I heard a lady on the radio say that this bill will mean that for the first time, people will really know about the dangers of smoking. Are you freaking kidding me. I almost drove off the road when I heard that. Who does not know that smoking is not good for you. What a bunch of crap. They want to legalize MJ but make tobacco illegal. It is madness all around.

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