FDA oversees Big Tobacco
The House just passed a bill putting Federal Drug Administration in charge of regulating tobacco. A rival approach to regulation will also be considered in the Senate and Midmorning asks what the FDA's first moves will be and what impact this will have on the industry and smokers themselves.
- Henry Waxman: U.S. Representative (D-CA) is sponsor of the FDA bill and Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
- Stanton Glantz: is professor of medicine and director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California San Francisco.
- Gregg Haifley: Associate Director of Federal Relations at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.