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Ravi Blank, Abraham Lincoln High School, Brooklyn

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Page 232 8 REGULATION OF THE LABELING, PACKAGING, AND CONTENTS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS CONTENTS Tobacco: An Unregulated Hazard 233 Warnings and Packaging 236 The History of Federal Action 237 The Importance of Warnings in Discouraging Use by Youths 239 The Inadequacy of Existing Warnings 240 Recent Initiatives in Other Countries 244 Recommendations for Health Warnings and Packaging of Tobacco Products 245 Regulation of Constituents of Tobacco Products 246 A Unique Regulatory Challenge 246 The Regulatory Agency 247 Possible Regulatory Initiatives 247 References 251