Senate Votes to Give FDA Authority Over Tobacco

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act on July 11, giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to “oversee the packaging, marketing and manufacturing of cigarettes and other tobacco products.” The Senate bill and the House bill, which passed in April, have just minor differences. Those differences will now be reconciled into a final version for the President to sign.

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