Light Cigarettes Marketing Bill Heads To Senate

Law360, New York (May 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill that would stop tobacco companies from using a ratings method for low-tar cigarettes that has been criticized for being confusing to consumers has passed a key congressional committee and will head to the U.S. Senate floor.

The "Truth in Cigarette Labeling Act of 2008” or S. 2685 passed the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Thursday, said the bill's sponsors, Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine).

The bill would prohibit the use of the Federal Trade Commission's cigarette-testing...
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