Summary: S.982 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.982. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/05/2009)

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the regulation of tobacco products by the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including through disclosure, annual registration, inspection, recordkeeping, and user fee requirements.

Directs the Secretary to establish the Center for Tobacco Products to implement this Act.

Sets forth criteria by which tobacco products are deemed adulterated or misbranded.

Allows the Secretary to require prior approval of all label statements.

Authorizes the Secretary to restrict the sale or distribution of tobacco products, including advertising and promotion, if appropriate for the protection of the public health. Sets forth limits on such regulations, including prohibiting establishment of a minimum age greater than 18 for product purchases.

Prohibits: (1) cigarettes from containing any artificial or natural flavor (other than tobacco or menthol) or an herb or spice, including strawberry, cinnamon, or coffee; or (2) a tobacco product manufacturer from using tobacco that contains a greater level of pesticide chemical residue than is specified by any tolerance applicable to domestically grown tobacco.

Requires the Secretary to establish tobacco product standards to protect the public health. Prohibits the Secretary from: (1) banning all cigarettes, all smokeless tobacco products, all little cigars, all other cigars, all pipe tobacco, or all roll-your-own tobacco products; or (2) requiring the reduction of the nicotine yields of a tobacco product to zero.

Requires premarket approval of all new tobacco products.

Sets forth standards for the sale of modified risk tobacco products.

Requires the Secretary to establish a Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee.

Revises tobacco product warning labels and advertising requirements.