FDA Can Use New Power To Protect Kids From Tobacco

August 4, 2008

A few days ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill which will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products, which could be used to protect kids..Washington (ChattahBox) – A few days ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill which will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products, which could be used to protect kids.

The bill has not gone without a great deal of opposition, as President George W. Bush has already threatened to veto the bill if it manages to make it to his desk.

The hope though is that if the FDA ends up with this new power, they will be able to have the ability to protect kids from tobacco products.

This could be done by stopping the tobacco industry from using marketing and sales tools to attract kids towards their products.

The FDA is also believed to require tobacco products to have more extensive health warnings, and change ingredients.


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