Bill S.982 also known as the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act is now available online. This “Tobacco Bill” was under the name Waxman and now appears to be associated with Kennedy. The Bill is meant to give the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco products. It may or may not have the actual effect of limiting market access to potentially safer tobacco products and maintain the existing tobacco cigarette market. Philip Morris supports the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

I encourage you to read this bill and let me know your thoughts. All the implications of this bill are unclear, especially with regard to the electronic cigarette. I do hope Congress has the good sense to create a fair marketplace where smaller companies can compete with established Tobacco companies by offering alternatives to a known killer.

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