Thursday, November 24, 2005

Big Tobacco and Government: Hand in Hand

Excerpt from news report:
Forty years have passed since cigarettes were first linked to cancer. Yet there is still no federal law to require the cigarette industry to reveal what chemicals and additives are mixed in with the tobacco.

"Tobacco remains the least regulated product that Americans consume," said Matt Myers of the National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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It has been 11 years since the House of Representatives held a hearing on the dangers of tobacco. At that time, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., placed the CEOs of the tobacco companies under oath. Since then, Republicans, under the leadership of Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, have been in control.

"The investment the tobacco companies have made in Tom DeLay and the Republicans is paying off splendidly for them," Waxman said.
Rest at: ABC News

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