Murkowski and Stevens sign on to tobacco control bill in U.S. Senate

Bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Alaska’s senators to regulate tobacco products started moving through the U.S. Senate Health Committee today. The bill would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate the content of smoking products and smokeless tobacco. The FDA would also be able to clamp down on tobacco advertising, stop sales of tobacco products to children and bar the industry from making false or misleading health claims about smoking and alternative smoking devices now being developed.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, D.C. (read by Lori Townsend, APRN)