In brief

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 03 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1297

Cigarettes to be classed as drug in United States: A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled that cigarettes can be classified as drugs and, as such, be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA would be able to limit sales from vending machine and impose penalties on shopkeepers who sell tobacco to minors but would not be able to …

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