H.R.1256 - Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products. view all titles (17)

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  • Short: Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products. as introduced.
  • Short: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act as introduced.
  • Short: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act as reported to house.
  • Short: Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 as reported to house.
  • Short: District of Columbia Court, Offender Supervision, Parole, and Public Defender Employees Equity Act of 2009 as reported to house.
  • Short: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act as passed house.
  • Short: Federal Retirement Reform Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Official: To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make certain modifications in the Thrift Savings Plan, the Civil Service Retirement System, and the Federal Employees' Retirement System, and for other purposes. as amended by house.
  • Short: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Federal Retirement Reform Act of 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act as enacted.
  • Short: Federal Retirement Reform Act of 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 as enacted.
  • Official: To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make certain modifications in the Thrift Savings Plan, the Civil Service Retirement System, and the Federal Employees' Retirement System, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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  • daringone 04/07/2009 4:21am

    Boy, this is what I love about our government. Put two things that have no relation to each other in the same bill so one thing can coattail the other. Vote no on this bill!

  • Theultimateg 04/14/2009 9:01pm

    did opencongress make an error inputting this into their site? Whats with all the crap in this bill that’s totally unrelated to smoking?

    For those of you interested the bill can be viewed with amendments here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-1256

    Yes, it still contains a bunch of non-smoking related crap in it.

  • annu 05/06/2009 12:52pm
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    I AM A POSTAL WORKER UNDER THE FERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM. I HAVE OVER 1100 HRS. SICK LEAVE AND WOULD LIKE FOR THESE HOURS TO BE COUNTED TOWARD MY RETIREMENT. I NEED ALL THE HELP POSSIBLE TO BOOST MY ANNUNITY. ANNU

  • EthanC 06/09/2009 4:26am

    altria(phillip morris) co-authored the bill. it bans additives like cloves but not menthol. Interesting article about this bill:
    http://www.thebigmoney.com/articles/judgments/2009/06/08/cool-refreshing-legislation-philip-morris?page=0,0

  • doberman2 06/11/2009 2:38pm

    When the gov’t regulates the amount of nicotine that they put in cigarettes, the more people will smoke. Another unseen gain for the taxman.

  • juliab123 06/12/2009 7:53am

    no more spending, no more government intervention, stay out of our lives

  • Concern4Constitution 06/15/2009 7:22am

    We need a constitutional ammendment: ONE ISSUE PER BILL

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    ramanajan 06/17/2009 10:57pm

    Yes, or a line item veto.

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    kevinmcc 06/26/2009 7:15am

    Being regulated under the misunderstood and abused commerce clause.

  • kevinmcc 06/26/2009 7:13am

    “(A) SPECIAL RULE FOR CIGARETTES- Beginning 3 months after the date of enactment of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, a cigarette or any of its component parts (including the tobacco, filter, or paper) shall not contain, as a constituent (including a smoke constituent) or additive, an artificial or natural flavor (other than tobacco or menthol) or an herb or spice, including strawberry, grape, orange, clove, cinnamon, pineapple, vanilla, coconut, licorice, cocoa, chocolate, cherry, or coffee, that is a characterizing flavor of the tobacco product or tobacco smoke.”

    That did not need to be in the bill. Why is this only limited to cigarettes? So people will now have to smoke their flavored tobacco as hand rolled cigarettes, cigars or in pipes. How many kids actually smoke flavor cigarettes? The kids I see smoking are typically smoking normal cigarettes or menthols, but menthol was not excluded.

  • ZenDragon 10/30/2009 12:31am

    This is just the beginning. Once this door is opened, you will see anything the govt wants regulated to further control the people, I.E. soda, meat, salt, etc… Reminds me of New Angeles from the movie Demolition Man…


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