Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986

Law:

15 U.S.C. §§ 4401-4408

This Act, as amended by the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, requires manufacturers, packagers, and importers of smokeless tobacco products to place one of four statutorily-prescribed, health-related warning labels on product packages and in advertisements, on a rotational basis, as reviewed and approved by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Act prohibits any advertising of smokeless tobacco products on radio, television, or other media regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. The Commission is authorized to enforce the Actexcept that sections 12 through 15 of the FTC Act do not apply to the language of warning labels appearing in advertisements.