Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1108) 2007

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The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was introduced during the 110th Congress on February 15, 2007 as (H.R. 1108) by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Tom Davis (R-Va.). A companion measure (S.625) was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and John Cornyn (R-Tex.).

Bill Summary

The act would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) greater authority to regulate tobacco products in an effort to assist current smokers with quitting and prevent tobacco manufacturers from enticing youth to smoke.[1] According to the its sponsors, the measure would aim to give the FDA the legal authority it needs to:

  • Prevent tobacco advertising that targets children
  • Prevent the sale of tobacco products to minors
  • Help smokers overcome their addiction
  • Identify and reduce the toxic constituents of tobacco products and tobacco smoke for those who continue to be exposed to them
  • Regulate claims about reduced risk tobacco products
  • Prevent the tobacco industry from misleading the public about the dangers of smoking.[2]

This would include establishing stronger warning labels on tobacco products, more stringent regulations of the advertising and sales of tobacco products, the gradual reduction and removal of hazardous ingredients from cigarettes, and new standards for tobacco products labeled "reduced risk" or "low tar."

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  1. Waxman proposes Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
  2. Kennedy, Waxman, Cornyn, and Davis introduce tobacco legislation

External resources

  • Operation Apodixis, Philip Morris' 1996 internal project to implement "youth smoking prevention programs" to "blunt the FDA effort to regulate tobacco by demonstrating that the industry can be self-regulatory." Links to the strong youth focus of the current bill, HR 1108.

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