Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act Law and Legal Definition

The Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act of 1969 provides certain standards for cigarette packaging. The object of the Act is to reduce the consumption of cigarette. The Act requires:

1. the prohibition of advertising on any electronic medium; and

2. the required tobacco companies to inform consumers of the health risks associated with the use of cigarettes.

The Act in case of violation of provisions imposes criminal penalties.