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House approves FDA regulation of tobacco products

We at Levin & Perconti recently blogged about the possible FDA regulation of tobacco and yesterday – the regulation finally became a reality. The measure, passed 298-112, gives the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate – but not ban – cigarettes and other tobacco products. A version will need to be taken up by the Senate and that could happen later this month. The ruling comes after years of product liability lawsuits and debates on the tobacco issue.

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