Poll: Americans support FDA regulation of tobacco

April 30, 2007

77% of American voters support Congress' passing a bill to give the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products.

A new national poll of registered voters finds that 77% of American voters support Congress' passing a bill to give the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products. The poll was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and the Mellman Group on behalf of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Identical bipartisan bills granting the FDA authority over tobacco products have been introduced in the Senate and House that would crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids; require that tobacco companies disclose the contents of tobacco products and remove harmful ingredients; stop tobacco companies from misleading the public about health risks of their products; and require larger, more effective health warnings on cigarette packs.

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