posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 12:29 AM
Main provisions of
FDA tobacco legislation AP source.
Creates a tobacco control center within the FDA and gives the FDA authority to regulate the content, marketing and sale of tobacco products to
protect public health.
I was under the impression that the marketing of tobbaco was already heavily regulated.
Allows the FDA to change tobacco product content to protect the public health.
Is this not an oxymoron of sorts. How do you make tobbaco safe for the public? All of us even those who use tobacco products are well aware that there
are safety risks.
Bans the use of flavors, including candies and fruit flavors, in tobacco products.
How is this supposed to help anyone? The flavors are there for people who like them. I do wonder if this will go so far as to eliminate menthol. I for
one like the smell of some pipe tobaccos.
Aims to prevent sales to minor by requiring direct, face-to-face transactions between retailer and consumers. Limits advertising that could
attract young smokers.
Looks like there will be no more cigarette machines. Last time I checked the advertising was already heavily regulated. Ads targeting minors are
Bars the use of expressions such as "light, "mild" or "low" that give the impression that a tobacco product poses less of a health
Though I agree that the "light" labels are misleading, I do not feel that this will reduce health risks. Once again isn't it an oxymoron to make
Establishes user fees on tobacco companies to pay for the new regulations.
I really shouldn't have to point out that all this equates to is an increase in end consumer cost.
All of this regulating and changing of ingredients and labeling not to mention the new fees placed on the companies are only going to cause the cost
of tobacco to rise exponentially. This should not be allowed. How many things are they going to regulate before there is nothing left to regulate?
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