April 23, 2010

Tobacco in the U.S.

Filed under: Uncategorized — toryjohnson30 @ 5:49 pm

Recently Obama has signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into play which will place the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in charge of regulating tobacco. This was brought about because tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and this new law will help stop this. The FDA will gain control of tobacco companies by regulation the sale, distribution, manufacturing and importation. This is a bad move by the government in my opinion. Because these new restrictions will occur in tobacco companies they will lose business and many people could possibly lose their jobs because tobacco companies will no longer be successful. In this day and age, everyone growing up knows exactly what they are getting into when they smoke cigarettes. All that needs to be done is educate the people about what is detrimental about cigarettes and not force tobacco companies to conform to the new standards. Cigarettes are a major source of income and jobs in the U.S.. Because of this new legislation tobacco companies will lose money and and thousands of people will lose jobs. Education is key, not legislation that will eventually put tobacco companies out of business.


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