H.R. 2779 (102nd): Cigarette Export Labeling Act

Jun 26, 1991 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on June 26, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Jun 26, 1991
Chester Atkins
Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district
Full Title

To make exports of cigarettes and the advertising of cigarettes abroad subject to the same restrictions on labeling and advertising of cigarettes as apply to the sale or distribution and advertising of cigarettes in the United States.


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37 cosponsors (35D, 2R) (show)

House Energy and Commerce

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Cigarette Export Labeling Act - Requires cigarettes being exported to bear the Surgeon General's warnings required by the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act. Makes it unlawful to advertise abroad any cigarette without the Surgeon General's warnings required by the Act. Repeals provisions of the Act exempting from the warning requirements cigarettes for: (1) export; or (2) delivery to a vessel or aircraft for consumption beyond the jurisdiction of U.S. internal revenue laws.

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