A tobacco bill nearly a decade in the making is heading to President Barack Obama’s desk after clearing its final hurdle today on Capitol Hill. The House passed a measure to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco, confirming the Senate’s decision Thursday.
Source: ABC News
Keys: Government regulation, marketing
Questions for discussion:
- Is this a good or bad decision for other businesses that might be considered causing harm to some people Ã¢â‚¬â€œ such as candy manufacturers? Explain your answer.
- Is there a limit to government involvement regulating businesses?
- What is that limit and explain your decision?