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    North Carolina Senators Seek Tobacco Marketing Restrictions

    Words such as "light," "mild," "medium," etc. would be illegal under proposal, yet its seen as an alternative to FDA regulation bill.

    WASHINGTON -- Under a new compromise bill by North Carolina Sens. Richard Burr, a Republican, and Kay Hagan, a Democrat, tobcacco advertising in magazines and newspapers would be banned, as well as the words "light," "mild," "ultra-light," "medium" and "low" used as descriptors of tobacco products, The Associated Press reported.

    The tougher restrictions on cigarette advertising and labeling is an attempt to sway Congress not to pass a bill that would allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco products, according to the report.

    The FDA legislation was passed by a House committee last week.

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