Letter from Federal Trade Commission Chairman Paul Rand Dixon to Senator Warren G. Magnuson Regardng S. 559

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In May 13, 1965, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Paul Rand Dixon wrote Senator Warren G. Magnuson to restate the position of the agency that warnings in cigarette advertising, not just labels on packages, would more fully inform the public of the hazards of cigarette smoking and to re-assert that the public interest would be served “if the Commission is left free by the Congress to take action…” While Dixon continued to resist Congress’s pre-emption of FTC regulatory action, he supported amendments to S. 559 providing for a three-year moratorium on FTC regulation while more information about “the health consequences of smoking” was obtained.

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Dixon, Paul Rand, 1913-. "Letter from Federal Trade Commission Chairman Paul Rand Dixon to Senator Warren G. Magnuson Regardng S. 559." Letter from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Paul Rand Dixon to Senator Warren G. Magnuson Regardng S. 559, May 13, 1965; “S. 559, Folder 2 of 3” folder, Box 7; Senate Committee on Commerce; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.. Accessed 21 July 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/172.

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Letter from Federal Trade Commission Chairman Paul Rand Dixon to Senator Warren G. Magnuson Regardng S. 559

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Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act

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In May 13, 1965, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Paul Rand Dixon wrote Senator Warren G. Magnuson to restate the position of the agency that warnings in cigarette advertising, not just labels on packages, would more fully inform the public of the hazards of cigarette smoking and to re-assert that the public interest would be served “if the Commission is left free by the Congress to take action…” While Dixon continued to resist Congress’s pre-emption of FTC regulatory action, he supported amendments to S. 559 providing for a three-year moratorium on FTC regulation while more information about “the health consequences of smoking” was obtained.

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Dixon, Paul Rand, 1913-

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Letter from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Paul Rand Dixon to Senator Warren G. Magnuson Regardng S. 559, May 13, 1965; “S. 559, Folder 2 of 3” folder, Box 7; Senate Committee on Commerce; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.

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Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

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*1965-05-13

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Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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