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H.R. 1256 (111th): Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1256 (111th) in the Senate.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, (Pub.L. 111–31, H.R. 1256) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on June 22, 2009. The Act gives the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate the tobacco industry. A signature element of the law imposes new warnings and labels on tobacco packaging and their advertisements, with the goal of discouraging minors and young adults from smoking. The Act also bans flavored cigarettes, places limits on the advertising of tobacco products to minors and requires tobacco companies to seek FDA approval for new tobacco products.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia

Totals

All Votes D R I
Yea 80%
 
 
 
79
54
 
23
 
2
 
Nay 17%
 
 
 
17
1
 
16
 
0
 
Not Voting 3%
 
 
 
3
2
 
1
 
0
 

Date: Jun 11, 2009

Question: On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Required: Simple Majority

Result: Bill Passed

Source: senate.gov

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