Navigation Links
Pelosi on House Passage of Bill Granting FDA Authority to Regulate Tobacco
Date:4/2/2009

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the House's passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which will provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with authority to regulate tobacco products. The bill passed by a vote of 298 to 112.

"Every day, Americans benefit from the oversight the FDA provides on the foods we eat and the medicines we take. Despite the fact that tobacco is one of the deadliest products in America, the FDA has no authority to regulate it. That is just not right.

"Incredibly, tobacco is exempt from standards that apply to a can of soda or a box of pasta. Tobacco makers are exempt from critical and basic consumer protections, such as ingredient disclosure, product testing, and restrictions on marketing their dangerous and addictive product to children.

"By granting the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products, we will protect public health, prevent disease, and stop tobacco companies from hooking America's children on their deadly product. This legislation also requires detailed disclosure of tobacco product ingredients, and restricts tobacco marketing and sales to youth, among other things. And this legislation does all of this in a fiscally responsible way -- funding FDA tobacco activity through a user fee on tobacco manufacturers.

"Every day, approximately 3,500 young people try a cigarette for the first time, and another 1,000 become addicted and become new, regular smokers. One-third of these children will eventually die prematurely because of tobacco. We must do all that we can to prevent premature death from smoking. I urge the Senate to pass this legislation without delay and send to President Obama for his signature into law."


'/>"/>
SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pelosi Remarks Upon Receiving Whitehead Award From Research!America
2. Pelosi Statement on Reintroduction of the Early Treatment for HIV Act
3. Pelosi: Administration Will Not Force Veterans to Use Private Insurance to Pay for Treatment of Combat-Related Injuries
4. Pelosi Statement on President Obamas Executive Order on Stem Cell Research
5. Pelosi Statement on President Obamas Nomination of Governor Sebelius as Secretary of HHS
6. Pope to Pelosi: Catholic Politicians Must Protect Life
7. A.L.L.s Judie Brown Hopes to See Pelosi in Confession Line
8. Pelosi: Today is a Very Special Day for Us in the House; We Are Going to Help 11 Million Children
9. American Life League Statement on Pelosis State-Enforced War on Preborn Babies
10. Pelosi Statement on Obama Executive Order Repealing Global Gag Rule
11. Pelosi Statement on the 36th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... Children’s National Health System ... (AHA) to launch a Rheumatic Heart Disease Center, with the goal of developing ... heart disease (RHD) in high-risk, financially disadvantaged countries and low-income communities across the ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 22, 2017 , ... A ... Nira Rittenberg to a correspondent concerned about an apparent lack of oral hygiene by ... who specializes in geriatrics and dementia-related matters, suggests a number of steps, including scheduling ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... , ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... organization, announces recipients of its annual “UBBIE” Awards (pronounced you-bee) for 2017. ... demonstrated significant achievements toward their involvement with UBA, the clients they serve, and ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 , ... Fresenius ... specialize in minimally invasive techniques to treat and manage a wide range of vascular ... strategic rebranding initiative. With more than 65 centers represented by more than 40 local ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... today their continued expansion and success in the clinical trials market. Similar to its ... a track record in the clinical trials marketplace by proving the value of eVisits ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/7/2017)... Infusion Group, a brand of Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), has ... location. The Iowa facility ... cleanroom—the standard needed to compound intravenous (IV) nutrition formulations. A cleanroom ... "Our new cleanroom will allow us ... Iowa patients," said Phil Rielly , Diplomat ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... 1, 2017 Nutriceutical Holdings (NH), parent company ... (VRS), and KD Pharma Group have decided to join ... KD Pharma Group. KD Pharma Group will become the ... acquire the entire company. "We believe we ... committed to growing the NH companies by providing us ...
(Date:5/26/2017)...  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) announced ... represent the Company in a fireside chat at Goldman Sachs, ... 13, 2017 at 10:40 a.m. PT / 1:40 p.m. ET. ... Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. A ... available on the Company,s website at http://www.endo.com/investors/overview . Participants ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: