Regulation of Smoking and Tobacco Companies
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.
Selected Actions of the U.S. Government Regarding the Regulation of Tobacco Sales, Marketing, and Use
This site includes a timeline of legislative acts affecting tobacco such as the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, Cigarette Safety Act of 1984, Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972, and many others.
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 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.
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.
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.