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White House weakened FDA proposed regulations for cigars and e-cigarettes

White House changes to proposed rules for tobacco products significantly weakened language detailing health risks from cigars and deleted restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes, published documents show. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget, which analyzes the potential economic consequences of proposed regulations, deleted language…

White House officials weakened FDA concerns about e-cigarettes and cigars

By Toni Clarke and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House changes to proposed rules for tobacco products significantly weakened language detailing health risks from cigars and deleted restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes, published documents show. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget, which analyzes…

Government agencies restrict employee access to WikiLeaks

The White House told government agencies to take measures to prevent employees without proper authorization from accessing classified US diplomatic cables on WikiLeaks. “The recent disclosure of US government documents by WikiLeaks has resulted in damage to our national security,” the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said…

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