Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act Law and Legal Definition

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, aims to discourage the minors and young adults from smoking. To accomplish the object the Act, it provides provisions that empower Food and Drug Administration, they are:

1. to regulate the tobacco industry so as to protect public health;

2. to give warnings and labels on tobacco packaging and their advertisements;

3. to Crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to children;

4. to ban candy-flavored cigarettes;

5. to require for the disclosure of contents of tobacco products;

6. to compel the tobacco industry to research about the health effects of their products;

7. to bring in changes to the tobacco products such as the removal of harmful ingredients; and

8. to stop marketing claims that may discourage current tobacco users from quitting or persuade potential users to start.