This afternoon, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act! This legislation would finally give the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and marketing.
The legislation is now clear for a vote by the full House of Representatives. We are hopeful a House vote will occur in the next few weeks.
Just a few weeks ago, we blogged about another committee's passage of this bill. We're thrilled Members of Congress are moving this legislation forward.