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House Proceeding 04-01-09 on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 1:49:55 to 1:54:00
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Mike McIntyre

1:49:51 to 1:50:12( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: mr. buyer: with that, i will yield to the co-sponsor of this bipartisan substitute, mr. mcintyre of north carolina. the speaker pro tempore: gentleman's recognized. inini rise this evening in support of the youth prevention and harm reduction act which is

Mike McIntyre

1:49:55 to 1:54:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike McIntyre

Mike McIntyre

1:50:13 to 1:50:33( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: embodied in the substitute that mr. buyer is offering and he and i worked together, which is a bipartisan bill. i worked with mr. buyer to craft a practical approach to regulate tobacco that protects health while preserving a vital economic engine for many communities not only throughout my district and against the tar

Mike McIntyre

1:50:34 to 1:50:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: heal state, but across the country. the bill which will grant the food and drug administration wide authority to dictate to manufacturers and growers dramatic changes in design and leaf cultivation, a concern raised by growers in my district anthroughout the state.

Mike McIntyre

1:50:55 to 1:51:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: the last thing we want is to have any government bureaucrat coming on the farmr dictating to farmers about how they grow their crop. and this is the part we want to be clear about. the tobacco industry contributes over $36 billion to the u.s. economy each year, employing over 19,000 individuals nationwide. in my home state of north

Mike McIntyre

1:51:18 to 1:51:40( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: carolina, over 8,600 people are employed by the industry with a statewide economic impact of nearly $24 billion. the manufacturing provisions and the concern about the f.d.a. and its involvement on the farm in the underlying bill would put many companies and growers out of business and in this time of economic uncertainty, the last thing any of us could afford is

Mike McIntyre

1:51:41 to 1:52:02( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: to lose more jobs. our substitute specifically protects growers by preventing requiring changes to traditional farming practices, including standard culltive vacation practices, seed composition, tobacco type, fertilization, soil, recordkeeping or any other requirement affecting farming practices.

Mike McIntyre

1:52:03 to 1:52:24( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: in addition, this bill is about protecting public health and prevents minors from smoking. our substitute considers scientific cuting-edge research, which would promote a harm-reduction strategy to move smokers to less harmful tobacco products. we are talking about protecting public health, definitely

Mike McIntyre

1:52:25 to 1:52:48( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: protecting minors and making sure that our growers and farmers are not put out of business. . the use of these tobacco products increases the probability of smoke cressation by 10%. the buyer mcintyre amendment

Mike McIntyre

1:52:49 to 1:53:12( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: encourages states to penalize minors for purchasing and possessing tobacco products. under current law, retailers are prohibited from selling tobacco to minor bus minors are not prohibited for purchase of tobacco products. this also calls on state it is increase their percentage of

Mike McIntyre

1:53:13 to 1:53:33( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: fundressation d public health programs. in the past, they've spent just 3.2% of their tobacco revenue on prevention and cressation. i had a son back in high school who was part of the tobacco-free kids program. our bill has even stronger

Mike McIntyre

1:53:34 to 1:53:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: provisions dealing with that. the buyer-mcintyre substitute is a common sense to help protect public health and protect our economy and the jobs that we cannot afford to lose, especially in this time of economic crisis in our country. i urge my colleagues to vote yes on the buyer-mcintyre

Mike McIntyre

1:53:55 to 1:54:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: substitute, a bipartisan approach which provides a reasonable and pragmatic way to

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