Tobacco Bill

I just received this email from a friend today:

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act has been gaining momentum and working its way through Congress. The strong bipartisan legislation (S. 625/HR 1108) grants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) effective authority to regulate tobacco products, protect children and promote public health. This vital public health legislation has the support of 57 Senators and 223 Representatives and is ready to be considered for full vote.
Please show your support for this important legislation by signing our petition today. It asks that Congress move quickly and schedule time for the full U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to debate and vote on the FDA tobacco bills (S. 625/HR 1108). Each day the Congress doesn’t act, more than 1,100 kids will become regular, daily smokers. One-third of them will die from a tobacco-related disease. Unless Congress acts to protect our kids, Big Tobacco will continue to target and entice them with products like candy-flavored cigarettes

In other words, this legislation would allow the FDA to regulate tobacco products. Makes sense to me! The site will automatically email your representatives based on your location. Make sure you uncheck the boxes at the bottom, or else you will receive notifications. Here is the link:
FDA Petition

One response to “Tobacco Bill”

  1. Okay, Kjirsti and Tom, you are totally leaving us hanging here. Have you heard back about the house??? We are excited to know.

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