Regulation of Smoking and Tobacco Companies

FDA's Process for Authorizing the Sale of Tobacco Products

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How does the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decide whether or not to allow a new tobacco product to enter the market? To help explain this regulatory process, the Consortium has developed a 6-part series of short video clips on the FDA’s premarket review of tobacco products.

Cigarette Plain Packaging

Plain Packaging The Tobacco Labeling Resource Center provides information on global plain packaging research, reports, and regulations. The website also provides a toolkit to serve as a guide in implementing FCTC Article 11.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Regulations on Tobacco Products

Food and Drug Administration The FDA oversees the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Some of the Agency’s responsibilities under the law include setting performance standards, reviewing premarket applications for new and modified risk tobacco products, requiring new warning labels, and establishing and enforcing advertising and promotion restrictions. This resource is also available in Spanish.

State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System

The STATE System, developed by the CDC Office of Smoking and Health, is an interactive application that houses and displays current and historical state-level data on tobacco. Trend data, interactive maps, and state comparisons are available for topics such as legislation for indoor smoke-free policies, vending machines, smoke-free school campuses, and advertising restrictions.

Federal Regulation of Tobacco Fact Sheets

PHLC The Federal Regulation of Tobacco Fact Sheets are a series of fact sheets, prepared by the Public Health Law Center, that will aid in the understanding and evaluation of complex federal tobacco legislation and help state and local advocates and policymakers address legal issues raised by the new legislation and take advantage of the new opportunities it creates.