Public health organizations are throwing their weight behind identical
Senate and House of Representatives bills that would grant the FDA authority
to regulate tobacco products.
The American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung
Association, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids worked closely with members
of Congress to fashion the legislation.
Tobacco use remains the nation's leading preventable cause of death.
At press time, the bills were awaiting committee approval before moving to
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