Friday, March 8, 2013

FDA and Tobacco Industry - The Tension & Next Steps

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FDA's New Tobacco Scheme, and its Legislative Underpinnings, May Go Up in Smoke - Forbes:

"Several years ago, the federal government entered into a Faustian bargain with the tobacco industry — and the cigarette makers with the government. It was legislation borne of mutual antipathy.

Under the scheme, Washington brought the tobacco industry under the thumb of federal regulation. FDA now oversees everything from the way cigarettes are marketed, to the manner in which they are made. In exchange, the tobacco industry was promised a regulatory track out of their current (declining) business model.

FDA was to create a path to enable cigarette makers to transition away from smoked tobacco and win government approval of consumable products that used tobacco but presumably harbored less, and perhaps even none of the health risks posed by smoking. "

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FDA - Third Party Governance of Industry-Sponsored Tobacco Product Research - A Public Workshop

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