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Editorial: Washington finally takes aim at Big Tobacco

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Last week’s overwhelming passage of a bill empowering the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products is a big deal and, frankly, long overdue. It’s not only going to result in fewer Americans starting to smoke, but fewer health problems for those who won’t or can’t quit. The bill, which President Obama has endorsed, will discourage smoking in many ways. For one, it will require larger and more graphic warning labels on cigarette packs. ...

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