FDA claims legal basis for tobacco control

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 08 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:393
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has defended its moves to control tobacco, saying that it has the legal and scientific backing to do so.

    The outgoing FDA commissioner, David Kessler, and his colleagues write in JAMA that cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are subject to FDA jurisdiction because they contain a …

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