There is some support for tobacco in the United States Congress, especially from Congressman Tom Cole who is helping the fight against the nanny state with his support of FY17.
In a press release Congressman Cole states,
“The FDA’s announcement today that it plans to regulate all tobacco products is just another example of the Obama Administration’s regulatory overreach and nanny-state mentality,” said Cole. “This regulation takes an overly-broad approach to regulating these products. While we can all agree that tobacco products should not be marketed to children, I still believe that my bipartisan amendment, recently approved by the Appropriations Committee in the Agriculture Appropriations bill, provides the same framework for new tobacco products without needlessly subjecting small businesses to unnecessary regulations and without treating law abiding adults like naïve children.”
The amendment can be read here.