Marketing Practices of Tobacco Companies

The subcommittee discussed the specific marketing practices tobacco companies, particularly advertising campaigns allegedly aimed at young… read more

The subcommittee discussed the specific marketing practices tobacco companies, particularly advertising campaigns allegedly aimed at young people, women, and minorities. The focus was on HR 1250, the “Protect Our Children From Cigarettes” act (1989), introduced by the subcommitte chair, Thomas Luken. The legislation seeks to limit cigarette print advertising to text only, to ban cigarette billboard advertising, except in sports facilities, and to ban sports events from cigarette company sponsorship. The bill would also grant greater latitude to state and local governments in this area. Opponents of the bill argue that HR 1250 would violate the constitutional right to freedom of speech. Witnesses included representatives from Congress, the medical and legal professions, and the tobacco and advertising industries. close

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Program ID:
13732-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 27, 1990
Last Aired:
Sep 1, 1990

Airing Details

  • Aug 27, 1990 | 9:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 27, 1990 | 10:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 01, 1990 | 9:51am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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