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Tobacco Legislation Passes House, Now Moves on to Senate

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1108) passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday by a vote of 326-102.  This bill will grant the Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over tobacco products and advertising.  The bill now moves to the Senate where advocates will push for a vote on the Senate floor.

ANA has written about our strong opposition to the advertising aspects of the bill, pointing out the many constitutional issues that are raised by these provisions.  Our most recent letter to the House of Representatives can be viewed at /advocacy/content/1320.

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Jaffe in ANA's Washington office at 202-296-2359 or at djaffe@ana.net.

Legislative and Regulatory Issues Tracking

ANA's Washington, DC office works to protect the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers.   The scope of legislation, regulations, and court cases impacting the marketing community continues to be extremely broad, extending to issues as diverse as online privacy, prescription drug advertising, restrictions on the tax deductibility of advertising costs and the regulatory powers of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Compendium of Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues

ANA's Washington, DC office plays a leading role in protecting the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers. At the end of each year, we prepare a Compendium which describes our efforts on the broad range of issues we have faced. 

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Alliance for Family Entertainment

The ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) is a coalition of national advertisers, supported by the ANA, which represents almost 40% of all U.S. television advertising dollars..

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ANA and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) conduct broadcast talent negotiations with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) through the Joint Policy Committee, or JPC.

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