NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – According to cancer researchers, tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death. The debate is over how much the government should control tobacco use.
The Food and Drug Administration is getting pressured to further regulate tobacco products. The American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology requested the FDA begin regulating premium cigars.
“Just more bureaucratic posturing and trying to get people to smile in the right direction,” said smoker Simon Thompson of Northampton.
“The defense of it is if you’re going to have state-funded healthcare and things like that then that’s going to put a burden on everyone, so I don’t know,” Adam Bozek of Northampton told 22News.
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