Top Trump official suggests tobacco regulation distracts from FDA mission

President Trump’s domestic policy chief, Joe Grogan, suggested the Food and Drug Administration was wasting its time regulating tobacco and vape products.
Joe Grogan, director of Trump's Domestic Policy Council Source: Alex Brandon/AP

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s domestic policy chief on Friday suggested the regulation of tobacco and vape products — a critical function of the Food and Drug Administration — was a distraction and should be handled by another agency.

The remarks from , the director of Trump’s Domestic Policy Council, came at a careening news conference at which he also slammed House Democrats’ marquee and implied Medicaid expansions under President Barack Obama

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