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American Public Health Association Applauds Passage of Historic Tobacco Control Amendment

7/16/2004 8:51:00 AM


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To: National Desk

Contact: David Fouse of the American Public Health Association, 202-777-2501 or david.fouse@apha.org

WASHINGTON, July 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The American Public Health Association applauds the U.S. Senate for passing an important amendment late yesterday that provides the Food and Drug Administration with the authority it needs to regulate tobacco, and at the same time, provides a responsible buyout of tobacco farmers that is paid for by tobacco companies, not the taxpayers. The amendment, offered by Senators Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Richard Durbin (D- Ill.), was adopted as part of the Foreign Sales Corporation tax legislation.

Article: http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=103-07162004