Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Dear FDA: Here's More Ammunition for Your Restrictions of Tobacco Product Advertisements

On August 28, 1996, the Food and Drug Administration promulgated its final regulations restricting the ability of tobacco companies to promote and advertise cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to children and adolescents. While some believe the FDA should go even further in limiting tobacco peoduct advertising, commercial speech decisions of the Supreme Court of the US to impose limits on the authority of the FDA to regulate advertising and may handcuff the FDA from imposing greater restrictions.