Summary: H.R.1824 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/02/1983)

Comprehensive Smoking Prevention Education Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to inform the public of the health hazards of cigarettes through research, demonstration, and educational activities.

Establishes an Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health to coordinate such Federal and private activities.

Requires the Secretary to report to Congress biennially (with the first report due by January 1, 1984).

Amends the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act to require cigarette packages to carry one of three specified label warnings on a rotating basis. Includes exports under such requirements.

Makes it unlawful to advertise cigarettes without one of three specified warnings.

Makes it unlawful to manufacture, import, or package cigarettes commercially without disclosing tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide levels on the package. Requires the Secretary to test such levels at least once a year.

Makes it unlawful to manufacture, import, or package cigarettes commercially without first filing with the Secretary a list of chemical additives (types and amounts).

Requires the Secretary to report at least annually to Congress regarding cigarette additives and their health hazards.

Increases the fine for violation of such Act from $10,000 to $100,000.