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House Passes Tobacco Regulation Bill

April 2, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

With somewhat less support than last year, the House has once again approved the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1256) which would put tobacco products under regulation from the Food and Drug Administration, but would not allow the agency to ban the products altogether. In the previous session of Congress, the House passed the bill by an overwhelming vote of 325-102; despite an expanded Democratic majority in the House, today's vote was 298-112. Twenty-one representati...

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