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E-Cigarettes, Cigars and the FDA's New Powers

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May 28, 2013
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Smoking is bad for you, but the FDA's new powers to regulate tobacco may create some unhealthy incentives when it comes to bringing new, possibly safer products to market. Blogger and writer Jacob Grier describes the new regulatory landscape since 2009.


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