The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (a.k.a. FDA Regulations HR 1256)
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (a.k.a. FDA regulations HR 1256), was signed by President Obama on June 22, 2009. This legislation gives the FDA authority to regulate cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products, along with other restrictions on cigarette and smokeless tobacco product advertising, and to ban flavorings in cigarettes (except for menthol).
- Click here to go to the Tobacco Free Kids website to watch the video of President Obama signing the legislation on June 22 in the Rose Garden of the White House.
- Read a copy of the legislation.
- Read the implementation timeline for the regulations.
- Read the Associated Press story which summarizes some of the restrictions.
- Read a detailed summary of HR1256.