Bill would allow FDA to regulate tobacco products, marketing

The House passed a bill that would allow the FDA to regulate tobacco products, including the creation of an action plan regarding the advertising and promotion of menthol and other cigarettes to youth.

The House passed a bill that would allow the FDA to regulate tobacco products, including the creation of an action plan regarding the advertising and promotion of menthol and other cigarettes to youth.

The measure would allow the agency to ban the marketing of cigarettes to children and candy and fruit flavored cigarettes, although the White House has implied that President Bush would veto the bill, if it is approved by the Senate. As written now, the legislation would not have the ability to outlaw nicotine or tobacco.

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