House Votes In Favor Of Giving FDA Control Over Tobacco

July 31, 2008

The House voted in favor of a bill which will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) control over tobacco products.Washington (ChattahBox) – The House voted in favor of a bill which will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) control over tobacco products.

The new bill, sponsored by Rep. Henry Waxman, a Democrat from California, was passed by the House with a vote of 326 – 102 in favor.

The idea behind the bill is to give the FDA power over tobacco, so that they can try and cut down on tobacco use across the country.

With this new power, the FDA will be able to monitor tobacco products including ban flavored cigarettes, and other smoking products.

The power will be somewhat limited though, as they will have no authority over such things as menthol-flavored cigarettes.

The White House stated on Wednesday that a President Bush veto is likely if it passes Senate, which is expected.


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