Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Obama signs tobacco bill into law.
Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8113810.stm

Barack Obama introduced a new law to reduce smoking in America. Nowadays, one in five Americans smokes. He wants to reduce underage smoking by eleven percent, and adult smoking by two percent in one decade. This law empowers the FDA to limit nicotine levels, to forbid tobacco advertisements within 1000 feet (300 meters) of schools. Tobacco companies have to get FDA approval to introduce new products and the FDA will design new graphic warnings. Obama promised to make a change in Washington, this is his first step.

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