FDA: tobacco companies must report chemicals
WASHINGTON — Tobacco companies will be required to report the levels of dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes, chew and other products under the latest rules designed to tighten regulation of the tobacco industry.
A law enacted in 2009 gave the FDA authority to regulate a number of aspects of tobacco marketing and manufacturing, though the agency cannot ban nicotine. FDA also gained authority to set standards on levels of harmful ingredients in tobacco products, though the agency is not yet using that power.
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this seems to be an on going problem for decades now...everyone should know by now that cigarettes are not good for you
It's about time. Did you see 60 Minutes tonight? They talked with a guy who says the amount of sugar in society is directly related to the amount of crime. Sugar is killing us.
And you know that commercial where the guy and his kid are strolling through the cane fields and he says "sugar is sugar, your body can't tell the difference". They're getting sued because, as I've been saying since that commercial started, it's highly misleading.
The problem with cigarettes, even with the warnings, is that the tobacco companies keep adding chemicals to the stuff making it more and more harmful. So once addicted, it's nearly impossible to get off. Chantix causes thoughts of suicide. So this is where our FDA thinks is the right direction. Keep people takinh chemicals and pills and keep approving this stuff.
That can be an effective way to inform the smokers and the would-be. The government has been battling with the tobacco companies for years. Their recent anti-smoking ad campaigns are already morbid, just to send out the message that it's bad for the health.
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