This is a report of the staff of the Federal Trade Commission. The views expressed in this report are those of the staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the Federal Trade Commission or any individual Commissioner. The Commission has voted to authorize the staff to publish this report.
It is increasingly evident that the competition and consumer protection missions of the Federal Trade Commission are more closely related than people have been accustomed to think. In the early years of the Commission's existence, the link between deception of consumers and adverse competitive effects was taken for granted, although it was not clear which… (More)
I am writing on behalf of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company ("USSTC") to submit new information regarding the acceptability of communicating in advertising that smokeless tobacco products are considered to be a significantly reduced risk alternative as compared to cigarette smoking, and that for smokers who do not quit and do not use medicinal nicotine… (More)