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House Proceeding 04-01-09 on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 1:39:40 to 1:40:45
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Henry A. Waxman

1:39:37 to 1:39:57( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: addicted to tobacco money, we would allow the f.d.a. to disallow nicotine in cigarette products. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from indiana reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. waxman: mr. speaker, we put in this bill that f.d.a. has the power to lower the levels of

Henry A. Waxman

1:39:40 to 1:40:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Henry A. Waxman

1:39:58 to 1:40:18( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: nicotineo a level that would be appropriate for the protection of the public health. we did not allow f.d.a. under this legislation to eliminate nicotine from cigarettes, because we're all aware that if cigarettes were not permitted to contain nicotine at all, that would be tantamount to an

Henry A. Waxman

1:40:19 to 1:40:39( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: outright ban on cigarettes. i would not like to people smoke cigarettes at all, but i'm not for prohibition. and therefore, we did not f.d.a. the power to ban cigarettes. it's fine that we are criticized for not doing enough and then

Henry A. Waxman

1:40:40 to 1:40:45( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: criticized for doing too much, you can't have it both ways. i think f.d.a. is in the position to regulate.

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