Family Smoking Prevention
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This paper examines how the family smoking prevention and tobacco control act was gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) control over the regulation of tobacco products. The FDA can now regulate how these products are marketed, they can ban the use of flavored tobacco and they can require tobacco companies to disclose the ingredients of their products on the packaging. The paper further discusses how many question whether or not the FDA's regulation of tobacco products is in violation of the First Amendment Rights of the tobacco manufacturers. The paper also argues that the FDA should not be allowed to regulate the tobacco industry since the onus should be on adults to stop themselves and their children from smoking.
From the Paper:"Many question whether or not the FDA's regulation of tobacco products is in violation of the First Amendment Rights of the tobacco manufacturers. Freedom of speech for individuals is different than the freedom of speech for companies. When freedom of speech is mentioned in reference to a company, it is call commercial speech. Commercial speech refers to speech done on behalf of a company or person for the purpose of making a profit. Those in the tobacco industry fall in the category of commercial speech. If tobacco manufacturers cannot advertise their product in a way that will increase sales, then they stand to lose profits. One of the reasons that the FDA wants to regulate how tobacco products are marketed is because they feel that most of the marketing is aimed at teenagers and those even younger. They do not have proof of this."
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