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Tobacco Regulations Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently struck down new regulations issued by New York City that required graphic images at stores selling tobacco products.  The court held that the regulations were preempted by federal law.

This follows a decision in March that prohibited the use of graphic warnings for tobacco products and advertising by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  ANA filed a “friend of the court” brief in that case challenging the FDA’s rules implementing the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.  It is being appealed to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  Another case involving the constitutionality of the act is pending before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.   It is likely these cases will eventually make their way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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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