Bunning opposes tobacco takeover

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning says he opposes
legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration
authority over tobacco.

Bunning says he will not support the legislation and thinks it's
best left to the USDA for regulation.

Kentucky is a leading producer of tobacco used in cigarettes.

Bunning says he does not want children to have access to
cigarettes. But he says the proposed legislation may hurt small
tobacco growers, still a key cog in the state's economy.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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