Summary: S.2626 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.2626. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (06/14/2002)

Youth Smoking Prevention and Public Health Protection Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to give the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Food and Drug Administration, regulatory authority over tobacco products.

Sets forth criteria by which tobacco products will be deemed adulterated and/or misbranded.

Sets forth health information submission and annual registration requirements.

Authorizes the Secretary to adopt performance standards.

Provides for notification and other remedial measures, including recalls.

Requires manufacturers and importers of such products to keep records as specified.

Requires premarket review of new tobacco products, as specified.

Provides a right of judicial review concerning the promulgation of regulations and the denial of premarket approval.

Authorizes postmarket surveillance as necessary.

Authorizes the Secretary to designate reduced risk tobacco products, as specified.

Requires all retail outlets for tobacco products to be treated equally with regard to advertising restrictions.

Requires coordination with the Federal Trade Commission, specifically retaining to the Commission the authority to enforce certain laws concerning the advertising, sale, or distribution of tobacco products.

Sets forth provisions concerning: (1) congressional review; (2) regulations; (3) preservation of State and local authority; (4) construction of current regulations; and (5) conforming amendments.

Establishes a Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee.

Amends the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act to revise tobacco and smokeless tobacco label and advertising warning requirements.

Amends the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986 to revise smokeless tobacco warning label and advertising requirements.