Federal Advertising Law: An Overview

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This report provides a brief overview of federal law with respect to five selected
advertising issues: alcohol advertising, tobacco advertising, the Federal Trade
Commission Act, advertising by mail, and advertising by telephone. There are numerous federal statutes regulating advertising that do not fit within any of these categories; as random examples, the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires disclosures in advertisements for prescription drugs ; the Truth in Lending Act governs the advertising of consumer credit ; and a federal criminal statute makes it illegal falsely to convey in an advertisement that a business is connected with a federal agency.

Creator(s): Cohen, Henry
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 9, 1998
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Cohen, Henry

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 9, 1998
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Description:

This report provides a brief overview of federal law with respect to five selected
advertising issues: alcohol advertising, tobacco advertising, the Federal Trade
Commission Act, advertising by mail, and advertising by telephone. There are numerous federal statutes regulating advertising that do not fit within any of these categories; as random examples, the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires disclosures in advertisements for prescription drugs ; the Truth in Lending Act governs the advertising of consumer credit ; and a federal criminal statute makes it illegal falsely to convey in an advertisement that a business is connected with a federal agency.

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5 Pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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