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Supreme Court says that regulation of tobacco should be left to Congress, not the FDA
In March of 2000 the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 that Congress should regulate tobacco, and the FDA would have no authority at all.
The tobacco industry's attorneys had presented arguments to the Court that the FDA would just have to ban tobacco.
Instead, it would have brought about meaningful FDA regulation of the cigarette companies at the national level.