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President Obama to sign tobacco bill today

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is to sign the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

The law allows the Food and Drug Administration to reduce nicotine in tobacco products, ban candy flavorings and block labels such as "low tar" and "light."

The bill, to be signed Monday during a Rose Garden event, also requires tobacco companies to cover their cartons with large graphic warnings and reveal what chemicals they put into their products.

Online Reporter: Donnie Forti

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