Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act


Pub. L. No. 111-31, 123 Stat. 1776, codified at 15 U.S.C. §§ 1331-1340 (Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act), 15 U.S.C. §§ 4401-4408 (Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act), 21 U.S.C. §§ 387-387u (Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act)

This Act, amending the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act, as well as the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act and the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, provides the Department of Health and Human Services with authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health generally and to reduce tobacco use by minors. This Act limits the applicability of Sections 12 through 15 of the FTC Act to tobacco products (21 U.S.C. § 387c), but does not disturb the Commission's other existing enforcement authority regarding such products. The Act also authorizes Commission enforcement, including penalties, against advertisements that violate the tobacco-related provisions of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act or rules under that Act and requires coordination and consultation between the Commission and the Department with respect to warning labels for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products (21 U.S.C. § 387n).