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H.R.1256 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 22, 2009 Became Public Law No: 111-31.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Health

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on June 12, 2009, with a roll call of 307 ayes, 97 nays, and 30 not voting.

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  • 80% of users oppose H.R.1256

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Allows the FDA to make public cigarette ingredients, ban misleading labels like "low tar", and ban marketing targeted at children. Also requires new warning labels on cartons.

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    • Investing in Tobacco-Free Youth

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    • Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

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    • Lorillard Tobacco Company

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    Most-commented sections of the bill text

    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 17, 2009, by ramanajan - Yes, or a line item veto.

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    • On June 12, 2009, by juliab123 - no more spending, no more government intervention, stay out of our lives

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    • On June 15, 2009, by Concern4Constitution - We need a constitutional ammendment: ONE ISSUE PER BILL

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Overview - OpenCongress - March 29, 2011 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as ...

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    • Kretek From | Smoking With Abe - March 11, 2011 by admin - You speak Tobacco Prevention Family and snuff Control Act. Is it to prevent children from being trapped. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1256/show: Explained by the current legislation is here: ...

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    • HR 1256 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act | Your ... - December 24, 2010 by Your Stop Smoking Blog - House Chamber, Washington, DC April 2, 2009 M. Speaker: Today this house passed HR 1256, which takes tobacco regulation to a.

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    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act targets kids and use - August 23, 2010 by Sentinel-Standard - ... essentially change the way the United States regulates tobacco, President Obama signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (HR 1256). ...

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    • FDA Mulling Ban on Menthol Cigarettes - August 17, 2010 by MSN Health & Fitness - ... JD, general counsel, American Legacy Foundation, Washington, DC; HR 1256: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; National Cancer Institute, ...

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    • FDA attempts to douse industry efforts to market tobacco to kids with smoking ... - June 24, 2010 by Gather.com - ... finally went into effect Tuesday, June 22, 2010, as part of the larger law, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), or HR 1256. ...

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