BIG TOBACCO II: Senators Introduce Stricter Labeling Bill
Senate Agriculture Chair Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) will introduce a bill today that calls for tougher and "more prominent" labeling standards for cigarette packaging. A Lautenberg spokesperson explained the proposal will "require tobacco companies to disclose the ingredients of their products and list cancer-causing agents." They must also inform consumers that their products are addictive. These warnings must all be presented in a more "obnoxious" layout than is currently used (CongressDaily/A.M., 2/29).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.