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Friday, June 5, 2009

Coburn wants tobacco outlawed?

Normally reliable free-market conservative Senator Tom Coburn has announced his opposition to moving the oversight of tobacco to the Food and Drug Administration.

The Senate’s only physician explains that this move makes no sense for a product that routinely kills hundreds of thousands of people each year when the FDA’s mission is to ensure the safety of products for Americans. Instead, Coburn has called for an outright ban on tobacco:

A Republican senator who is also a doctor is calling for a new era of Prohibition — outlawing cigarette smoking and other tobacco use.

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