Food and Drug Administration : Regulation of Tobacco Products : Report to Congressional Requesters

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Page 21 - Accumulating evidence suggests that cigarette manufacturers may intend this result --that they may be controlling smokers' choice by controlling the levels of nicotine in their products in a manner that creates and sustains an addiction in the vast majority of smokers.
Page 4 - This evidence . . . suggests that cigarette vendors intend the obvious— that many people buy cigarettes to satisfy their nicotine addiction. Should the agency make this finding based on an appropriate record or be able to prove these facts in court, it would have a legal basis on which to regulate these products under the drug provisions of the Act.
Page 18 - OVERSIGHT Numerous Supreme Court precedents establish and support a broad and encompassing power in the Congress to engage in oversight and investigation that reaches all sources of information that enable it to carry out its legislative function.
Page 21 - FDA issued a proposed rule regarding mandatory reporting in 1980, no definitive action was taken until the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and the Environment held a hearing in February 1984 to discuss FDA's implementation of the 1976 amendments.
Page 21 - It more appropriate to frame the Issues for the broader public debate that will be necessary to resolve them.
Page 22 - The department's efforts have benefited from cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission, the US Patent and Trademark Office, and the US Postal Inspection Service, as well as the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and other State and local agencies.
Page 21 - FDA would have the legal basis to regulate these products under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act.

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