Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
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The paper discusses the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products. The paper explains that the FDA cannot force people to stop smoking cigarettes or using tobacco products, but it can do everything in its power to make sure that consumers have enough information on which to base their decisions. The paper discusses the arguments of opponents of this law and considers whether the makers of tobacco products have the right to market their items in a way that will increase sales or whether the FDA should be able to regulate the products in order to protect the health of the public. The paper draws the conclusion that both sides have legitimate arguments, but in the end, since tobacco is not an illegal substance, the decision to use or not to use will remain with the consumer.
From the Paper:"The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act is a bill that gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products. The late Senator Edward Kennedy was the sponsor of this bill and President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on June 22, 2009. The bill is designed to protect the public from the harmful effects of tobacco. This bill allows the Food and Drug Administration to place restrictions on the marketing and sale of tobacco products. The FDA can also require manufacturers of tobacco products to disclose the contents of their product, as well as decrease the level of nicotine levels in tobacco products.
"The sale of tobacco products is not illegal. This is only the case if they are sold to minors. However, tobacco products can be extremely harmful to an individual's health and it is a proven fact that tobacco products, such as cigarettes can cause cancer. Before the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, television commercials featuring cigarettes was fairly common. Now that the FDA has regulation over the marketing of these products these commercials have vanished from the television and radio media completely."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Gostin, L. (2009). FDA regulation of tobacco. Journal of American Medical Association, 302(13), 1459-1460.
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