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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2200

PUBLIC LAW 98-474—OCT. 12, 1984

Public Law 98-474 98th Congress An Act Oct. 12, 1984 [H.R. 3979]

To establish a national program to increase the availability of information on the health consequences of smoking, to amend the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act to change the label requirements for cigarettes, and for other purposes.

Comprehensive

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled.

Smoking Education Act.

SHORT TITLE

15 USC 1331 note.

SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the "Comprehensive Smoking Education Act". PURPOSE

15 USC 1331 note.

SEC. 2. It is the purpose of this Act to provide a new strategy tor making Americans more aware of any adverse health effects of smoking, to assure the timely and widespread dissemination of research findings and to enable individuals to make informed decisions about smoking. SMOKING R E S E A R C H, EDUCATION, AND INFORMATION

15 USC 1341.

SEC. 3. (a) The Secretary of Health and Human Services (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Secretary") shall establish and carry out a program to inform the public of any dangers to human health presented by cigarette smoking. In canning out such program, the Secretary shall— (1) conduct and support research on the effect of cigarette smoking on human health and develop materials for informing the public of such effect; (2) coordinate all research and educational programs and other activities within the Department of Health and Human Services (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Department") which relate to the effect of cigarette smoking on human health and coordinate, through the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health (established under subsection (b)), such activities with similar activities of other Federal agencies and of private agencies; (3) establish and maintain a liaison with appropriate private entities, other Federal agencies, and State and local public agencies respecting activities relating to the effect of cigarette smoking on human health; (4) collect, analyze, and disseminate (through publications, bibliographies, and otherwise) information, studies, and other data relating to the effect of cigarette smoking on human health, and develop standards, criteria, and methodologies for improved information programs related to smoking and health; (5) compile and make available information on State and local laws relating to the use and consumption of cigarettes; and