tobacco products, tobacco legislation, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
On June 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comprehensive authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco products. The new law represents the most sweeping action taken to date to reduce what remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
To help you understand the potential ways in which state and local regulation of tobacco product marketing and promotion might be limited by the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause, the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, a collaborative network of legal centers, has prepared this summary of key considerations and drafting tips.
Food and Drug Law | Marketing Law
Kathleen Dachille, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, Regulating Tobacco Advertising and Promotion: A "Commerce Clause" Overview for State and Local Governments (2010).