Tobacco Bill

GUESTS: Philip Hilts Author, Smoke Screen: The Truth Behind the Tobacco Industry Cover-Up [Addison Wesley, 1996] Writer, New York Times Dr. David Kessler Co-Chair of the Public Health Committee Dean, Yale University School of Medicine Former Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration [1990-1997] Mary Aronson Tobacco litigation and public policy analyst Nurse and lawyer On Wednesday, the Senate killed a tobacco bill that was designed to curb teen smoking. The 516 billion-dollar legislation would have raised the price of a pack of cigarettes and given the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate nicotine. Join Ray Suarez and guests to discuss how the death of this bill will affect the tobacco industry, and where the tobacco debate will go from here ...on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.



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