FDA Tobacco Regulation Comment Period Extended

Associated Press

Inundated by public comments to its proposed tobacco regulations, the Food and Drug Administration is giving the public an extra two months to weigh in on the issue.

To prevent the use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco by teen-agers, the FDA plans to regulate the products through advertising restrictions and other measures.

By law, the public gets to comment on government regulations before they take effect. The tobacco deadline had been Nov. 9, but the FDA is extending that until Jan. 2.

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