Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Obama to sign anti-smoking bill in Rose Garden

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by MaxShimba, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

    #1
    Jun 22, 2009
    Joined: Apr 11, 2008
    Messages: 35,808
    Likes Received: 94
    Trophy Points: 145
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is set to sign into law an anti-smoking bill that will give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented authority to regulate tobacco.

    Obama is scheduled to sign the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act during an event Monday in the Rose Garden. The law allows the FDA to reduce nicotine in tobacco products, ban candy flavorings and block labels such "low tar" and "light." Tobacco companies also will be required to cover their cartons with large graphic warnings.

    The law won't let the FDA ban nicotine or tobacco outright, but the agency will be able to regulate what goes into tobacco products, make public the ingredients and prohibit marketing campaigns, especially those geared toward children.

    Anti-smoking advocates looked forward to the bill after years of attempts to control an industry so fundamental to the U.S. that carved tobacco leaves adorn some parts of the Capitol.
    [​IMG] AP – President Barack Obama leaves the White House for a Father's Day golf outing at Fort Belvoir, Va., south …
    Mon Jun 22, 7:14 am ET

    Opponents from tobacco-growing states like top-producing North Carolina argued that the FDA has proved through a series of food safety failures that it's not up to the job. They also said that instead of unrealistically trying to get smokers to quit or to prevent others from starting, lawmakers should ensure that people have other options, like smokeless tobacco.


    As president, George W. Bush opposed the legislation and threatened a veto after it passed the House last year. The Obama administration, by contrast, issued a statement declaring strong support for the measure.
    Obama has spoken publicly of his own struggles to quit cigarettes.
     
  2. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

    #2
    Jun 22, 2009
    Joined: Apr 11, 2008
    Messages: 35,808
    Likes Received: 94
    Trophy Points: 145
    Ban ban ban,
     
  3. Exaud J. Makyao

    Exaud J. Makyao JF-Expert Member

    #3
    Jun 22, 2009
    Joined: Nov 30, 2008
    Messages: 1,523
    Likes Received: 4
    Trophy Points: 0
    YES we can.
    We can also ban this silent killer,''Cigarette".
     
  4. Bluray

    Bluray JF-Expert Member

    #4
    Jun 22, 2009
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Messages: 3,445
    Likes Received: 26
    Trophy Points: 135
    Has he stopped smoking ?
     
  5. Mazingira

    Mazingira JF-Expert Member

    #5
    Jun 22, 2009
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Messages: 1,837
    Likes Received: 11
    Trophy Points: 135
    I was to ask the same question.
    May be he has stopped because during the presidential campaign he was in the process of abandoning smoking though he confessed that sometimes he failed to withstand the smoking thirsty.
     
  6. kui

    kui JF-Expert Member

    #6
    Jun 23, 2009
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Messages: 5,702
    Likes Received: 3,304
    Trophy Points: 280
    He's still trying...anasema anacheat once in a while
     
  7. kui

    kui JF-Expert Member

    #7
    Jun 23, 2009
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Messages: 5,702
    Likes Received: 3,304
    Trophy Points: 280
    Nyani Ngabu.

    Kazana na mazoezi unaona mwenzio alivo toned?....
     
  8. Nyani Ngabu

    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

    #8
    Jun 23, 2009
    Joined: May 15, 2006
    Messages: 65,187
    Likes Received: 16,178
    Trophy Points: 280
    No worries....I'm a gym rat
     
  9. kui

    kui JF-Expert Member

    #9
    Jun 23, 2009
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Messages: 5,702
    Likes Received: 3,304
    Trophy Points: 280
    Good!,

    Kama January Makamba, unaona wanavofanana...lol!

    Kazana baba...
     
  10. Abdulhalim

    Abdulhalim JF-Expert Member

    #10
    Jun 23, 2009
    Joined: Jul 20, 2007
    Messages: 16,463
    Likes Received: 16
    Trophy Points: 135
    Anamuogopa the angriest first lady..Bi.Michelle.
     
  11. kui

    kui JF-Expert Member

    #11
    Jun 23, 2009
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Messages: 5,702
    Likes Received: 3,304
    Trophy Points: 280
    Jamani, she's not the angriest...come on now!

    (Do you have a thing with black women?)
     
Loading...