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Tobacco Regulation
Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the world. Currently,
tobacco use leads to more than 5 million preventable deaths annually. Further compounding
these deaths is the fact that the deaths attributable to tobacco smoking are expected to double by
the year 2020. Besides having a detrimental effect on a person’s health, tobacco use also results
in extreme societal costs such as damage to the environment, increased health care costs, burden
to families, and reduced productivity. There is ample evidence that suggests that links tobacco
use to various vascular diseases such as subclinical atherosclerosis and stroke, coronary heart
disease, and respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia, and cancer, and also
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Golechha, 2017). Given the detrimental effects of
tobacco to individuals and the society, the incomes generated from production and sale of
tobacco and tobacco products are way less than its devastating impacts. This paper examines the
effects of the 2009 The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) in
minimizing the use of tobacco, decreasing tobacco’s harm and addictiveness, and encouraging
cessation from the use of tobacco products.
In June 22, 2009, The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was signed
into law by President Barak Obama. This law gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
board the authority of regulating the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution process of
tobacco and tobacco products. In law, tobacco products refer to items that are extracted from
tobacco for human consumption, which also includes any component or part of tobacco. Through
this law, the FDA was granted authority to control cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, electronic
cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, and roll-your-own tobacco (Ashley & Backinger, 2012, p. S256). In

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Tobacco Regulation Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the world. Currently, tobacco use leads to more than 5 million preventable deaths annually. Further compounding these deaths is the fact that the deaths attributable to tobacco smoking are expected to double by the year 2020. Besides having a detrimental effect on a person’s health, tobacco use also results in extreme societal costs such as damage to the environment, increased health care costs, burden to families, and reduced productivity. There is ample evidence that suggests that links tobacco use to various ...
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