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FDA might get regulatory power over tobacco

Senate panel, Philip Morris back measure

Senator Edward M. Kennedy said yesterday that the bill is 'the public health community speaking with one voice.' Senator Edward M. Kennedy said yesterday that the bill is "the public health community speaking with one voice." (Alex Wong/GETTY IMAGES)
By Diedtra Henderson
Globe Staff / August 2, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- A US Senate panel approved legislation yesterday that, after decades of effort, would give the nation's top health agency broad regulatory authority over tobacco products, paving the way for additional restrictions on advertising, tougher warning labels, and reduced levels of addictive nicotine. (Full article: 694 words)

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