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Jun. 24th, 2009

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Date:June 25th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
The fact that you started when you were 12 says a lot why this legislation is needed.

But, the banning of the candy flavors is similar to the banning of cartoon characters (Joe Camel in particular); anything to limit the side advertising of tobacco is a good thing IMO. However, the more important part of the legislation is tobacco is finally under the jurisdiction of the FDA, so at least there can be some oversight over the amount of nicotine and the companies are not trying to boost it. I hope that eventually the US gets Canadian style warning labels, which are huge and very strongly worded, as was also promised in the bill.
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Date:June 25th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Though I don't think it'll happen, I'll just be glad if radioactive fertilizer stops being used for tobacco production. (Also.)

It'll be interesting to see what, if anything, FDA will regulate regarding tobacco. I'm pessimistic because of the special interest groups and lobbyists, but something good could happen.

Kids will do what kids will do, regardless of laws.
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