The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
On February 15, 2007, Rep. Waxman joined with Sen. Ted Kennedy, Rep. Tom Davis, Rep. Frank Pallone, and Sen. John Cornyn to introduce the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1108). Smoking remains the number one preventable cause of death in America and thousands of children have their first cigarette every day. This legislation will give FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products in order to keep tobacco manufacturers from enticing young people to smoke and to assist current smokers in quitting.
This legislation will give the FDA the legal authority it needs 1) to prevent tobacco advertising that targets children, 2) to prevent the sale of tobacco products to minors, 3) to help smokers overcome their addiction, 4) to identify and reduce the toxic constituents of tobacco products and tobacco smoke for those who continue to be exposed to them, 5) to regulate claims about reduced risk tobacco products, and 6) to prevent the tobacco industry from misleading the public about the dangers of smoking.
Rep. Waxman's Statement
Rep. Waxman Writes Supporting H.R. 1108
Waxman's Statement at the March 6, 2008 Health Subcommittee Markup of H.R. 1108