NPR logo

Senate Votes for FDA Regulation of Tobacco

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3471038/3471039" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Senate Votes for FDA Regulation of Tobacco

Politics

Senate Votes for FDA Regulation of Tobacco

Senate Votes for FDA Regulation of Tobacco

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3471038/3471039" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Farmer inspects tobacco plants in a field near Winston-Salem, N.C. Richard Hamilton Smith/CORBIS hide caption

toggle caption
Richard Hamilton Smith/CORBIS

The U.S. Senate votes to give the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco as a drug. The legislation was part of a larger package to end federal price supports for tobacco farmers. But passage in the House is far from certain. NPR's David Welna reports.