Summary: H.R.1493 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1493. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/20/1989)

Children's Health Protection Act of 1989 - Sets forth limitations on tobacco product advertising, promotion, and packaging.

Includes among restrictions on advertising: (1) no pictures of anyone or anything but a single package of the product, no larger than actual size, with black print on a white background; and (2) no location in or on sports facilities or cars, boats, or sporting equipment or within 500 feet of any school attended by students under age 18.

Includes among restrictions on promotion: (1) no free samples or coupons for free or reduced cost; (2) no sponsorship of athletic, music, artistic, or other events; (3) no marketing of nontobacco products or services which bear the same name or symbol of a tobacco product, unless the name is that of a corporation in existence before 1986; and (4) no payment for the appearance of the tobacco product or its name or symbol in any movie, television show, play, or other entertainment form or on any toy or vehicle, boat, or other sports equipment, unless the name is that of a corporation in existence before 1986.

Requires tobacco product packages sold or distributed in the United States to have: (1) no depiction of a human figure, no brand name or symbol, and no picture; and (2) black print on a white background.

Grants U.S. district courts jurisdiction over civil actions brought to restrain violations of this Act. Deems any tobacco product advertised, promoted, or packaged in violation of this Act to be a misbranded drug under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Sets forth the relationship of this Act to: (1) Federal Trade Commission authority; (2) State and local regulations; and (3) requirements of the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act and the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Education Act of 1986.