Sunday, April 06, 2008

A fascinating issue ad that I happened across during the basketball games last night:

[Voiceover:] The FDA is supposed to protect our health, food safety, medicines, medical devices. But their own scientific experts say the agency can't do their [sic] current job properly, and warn that lives are at risk. Yet some in Congress want to add to the FDA's plate, proposing seven billion dollars for new tobacco regulations, when numerous agencies are already working to reduce tobacco use. Even the head of the FDA has concerns about the idea. Tell Congress not to add tobacco to the FDA's plate. Fix the system before it shatters.
"Paid for by Reynolds American, Inc." says the fine print. Come on, guys: you couldn't even be bothered to set up an ambiguously-named shell company? You're getting sloppy, Big Tobacco.

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