Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley speaks about legislation that would regulate tobacco for the first time ever and address a nefarious new product being marketed to children: tobacco candy:

The Surgeon General has determined the use of smokeless tobacco can lead to oral cancer, gum disease, heart attacks, heart disease, cancer of the esophagus, cancer of the stomach. This is not a safe product. This is not safe tobacco. It is a product that, like cigarettes, causes cancer and kills.