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Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act Signed Into Law

April 1, 2010 [Washington, DC] -- President Obama has signed into law the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act.  Lung Cancer Alliance and a coalition of partner organizations were tireless advocates for this bill and sent a number of letters to the US House of Representatives and US Senate calling for its passage.

The newly enacted PACT Act will:

  • Require Internet sellers to pay all federal, state, local or Tribal tobacco taxes and affix tax stamps before delivery to any customer.
  • Mandate that the age and identification of purchasers be checked at purchase and at delivery.
  • Require Internet vendors to comply with state and local laws as if they were located in the same state as their customers.
  • Provide federal and state enforcement officials with new tools to block delivery of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products that evade federal or state laws.
  • Ban the delivery of tobacco products through the U.S. mail.

For previous LCA updates on the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act, visit our Legislative Priorities page.

For a summary of the PACT Act by The Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids, click here.