Tobacco Firms Push Congress To Limit FDA E-Cig Oversight
Tobacco Firms Push Congress to Limit FDA E-Cig Oversight
Tobacco giants Reynolds American and Altria Group were among the biggest corporate donors to President Donald Trump’s inauguration committee, contributing a reported $1 million and $500,000, respectively, to the cause, according to documents filed last week with the Federal Election Commission.
The companies also spent millions on lobbying in the first months of the Trump Administration in an effort to gut key provisions of the law enacted last year which give the FDA regulatory authority over electronic cigarettes and cigars, the anti-tobacco group Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids said.
The group charged in a press release that big tobacco is waging a ” …