CONGRESS AND THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF THE FAMILY SMOKING PREVENTION AND TOBACCO CONTROL ACT OF 2009
Item #: 69124
Subjects: HEALTH & SAFETY, LEGISLATIVE HISTORY
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act is thebiggest federal initiative against smoking since the 1971ban on radio and televison tobacco advertising. The Act isintended to meet the requirements set by the Supreme Courtruling in 2000, when it ruled in FDA v. Brown & WilliamsonTobacco Co. that the FDA could not regulate tobacco withoutcongressional approval. The Act easily passed both houses ofCongress with bipartisan support, and was quickly signedinto law by President Obama, who is himself an occasionalsmoker. This set contains the text of the Act, the variousbill versions, relevant reports, hearings, congressionaldebate and Congressional Budget Office reports. It containsthe coverage of the tobacco issue provided by the 2003 Heinset, Congress and the Tobacco Industry: The LegislativeHistory of the Universal Tobacco Settlement Act.
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