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What is the legal age to smoke?

The legal age to smoke is currently set by each state of USA. In most states the legal age is 18. In 2002, agreements were made by Exxon Mobil and Walgreen Corporations with the states not to sell cigarettes to underage smokers. The corporations agreed to:

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What is the mission of the FDA, especially in regard to tobacco?

The overall mission of the Federal Drug Administration (0FDA) is to protect the public’s health. President Roosevelt enacted a law in 1938 that established the FDA. As a government regulatory agency, the FDA is responsible for testing drugs and medical devices for quality and safety.

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What are the laws regulating tobacco?

The laws vary from county to state to nation and are not easily codified. The major areas of legislation primarily focused on attempts to regulate the distribution of tobacco.

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What are the Surgeon General’s Reports?

By the 1960s, there was growing pressure for the U.S. Public Health Service to take some kind of action against smoking. Several anti-smoking advocacy groups, for example, TheAmerican Lung Association and The American Heart, proposed to President Kennedy that he appoint a commission to study the implications of tobacco use in the United States.

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How have the Surgeon General’s Reports affected the smoking habits of Americans?

Since the publication of the Surgeon General’s Reports, along with the mounting evidence that cigarettes were both dangerous to one’s health and addictive, there has been a steady decline in smoking among Americans, including teenagers.

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