Tobacco Regulations Delayed Following at Least $1.5M to Inaugural

opensecretsblog: “This week, the Justice Department moved to delay enforcement of rules the FDA finalized a year ago dealing with tobacco products like e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah tobacco.”

“Big Tobacco was only modestly on-board with the Trump campaign. Altria Groupand Reynolds American, the nation’s largest and second-largest producers of tobacco products, together gave the campaign less than $4,000. They must have had a change of heart after Election Day, though. For Trump’s January inauguration, Reynolds donated a cool $1 million through a subsidiary, while Altria coughed up $500,000.”

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