A Legislative History of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009
Edited by: William H. Manz
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act is the most comprehensive federal initiative against smoking since radio and television advertising was banned in 1971. Motivating forces for the Act include estimates that:
- 21% of American adults smoke cigarettes
- 23% of high school students also smoke
- 438,000 deaths each year can be attributed to smoking
The Act was also intended to meet the requirements set by the Supreme Court ruling in 2000, when it held in FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co.