His signature would then add tobacco to other huge, nationally important areas that have come under greater government supervision since his presidency began. Those include banking, housing and autos. Still to come, if Congress can agree: health care.A tobacco czar is probably next. Oddly, he's even regulating himself (unless he's got a huge stash of Marlboros stocked away for safe keeping somewhere, or as Obama might call it, a
But aside from a possible stimulus of the terrorist black market this sounds like bad news for kids depending on the SCHIP program for their health care. In other words, the government is the most hooked smoker of them all.