Will the FDA regulate tobacco under Obama?
Fierce Pharma discusses the possibility.
You can't fault the new Congress for lack of zeal. Already, lawmakers are pushing for a big tobacco bill that would charge the FDA with regulating cigarettes. Sponsored by Sen. Ted Kennedy--after years of promoting the idea of being tougher on tobacco--the measures would also include higher cigarette taxes and ratification of an international anti tobacco treaty, the New York Times reports.
Help me out here. Tobacco cannot be made safe. Why should the FDA regulate it?