Pamphlet from the Tobacco Institute, Inc. "Tobacco—a vital U.S. Industry"

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On January 11, 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a detailed report concluding that cigarette smoking was a health hazard warranting “appropriate remedial action.” In June 1964, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that beginning January 1, 1965, the tobacco industry would be required to place health warning labels on their cigarette packages and that beginning July 1, 1965, similar health warnings would be required in their advertisements. The tobacco industry fought back with an aggressive lobbying effort on Capitol Hill and a public relations campaign that included brochures such as "Tobacco—a vital U.S. Industry," stressing the economic importance of the industry and its contributions to federal revenues.

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Tobacco Institute (Washington, D.C.). "Pamphlet from the Tobacco Institute, Inc. "Tobacco—a vital U.S. Industry"." Pamphlet from the Tobacco Institute, Inc. "Tobacco—a vital U.S. Industry," cira 1965; “Department of Agriculture” folder, Box 11; Senate Committee on Commerce; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.. Accessed 21 October 2018. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/exhibits/show/legislation/item/169.

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Pamphlet from the Tobacco Institute, Inc. "Tobacco—a vital U.S. Industry"

Subject

Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act

Description

On January 11, 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a detailed report concluding that cigarette smoking was a health hazard warranting “appropriate remedial action.” In June 1964, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that beginning January 1, 1965, the tobacco industry would be required to place health warning labels on their cigarette packages and that beginning July 1, 1965, similar health warnings would be required in their advertisements. The tobacco industry fought back with an aggressive lobbying effort on Capitol Hill and a public relations campaign that included brochures such as "Tobacco—a vital U.S. Industry," stressing the economic importance of the industry and its contributions to federal revenues.

Creator

Tobacco Institute (Washington, D.C.)

Source

Pamphlet from the Tobacco Institute, Inc. "Tobacco—a vital U.S. Industry," cira 1965; “Department of Agriculture” folder, Box 11; Senate Committee on Commerce; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

circa 1965

Contributor

Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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Language

English

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