Monday, June 1, 2009

NYT Blasts Tobacco as "Rogue Industry"

The New York Times didn't mince words in an editorial over the weekend urging Senate passage of a bill giving the FDA the power to regulate tobacco. It declared tobacco manufacturers "a rogue industry," a judgment it said is borne out by a recent court of appeals ruling against those manufacturers.

"The decision makes it clear that the tobacco companies have engaged in deceitful and harmful behavior for many decades and cannot be trusted to reform on their own," the editorial declared. "Regulatory oversight is the best chance to rein them in."


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