On June 22, 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 (the Act) was signed into law, giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco products.

Some aspects of the new law have already begun, and others will be phas​ed in over the coming years.

Download the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009


Tobacco in the News

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Useful Links to FDA Information

Access additional FDA information regarding "the Act" with these links:

Compliance Check Inspections and Information on Tobacco Warning Letters NEW!

Compliance and Enforcement Award Contracts NEW!

Cigarette Health Warnings

Industry Menthol Report

FDA-Spanish-Language
Website

FDA: For Tobacco Retailers

Tobacco Retailer Training Program Draft Guidance

Enforcement Action Plan for Promotion and Advertising Restrictions

Civil Money Penalties and No-Tobacco-Sale Orders for Tobacco Retailers

View FDA Contact Information.

For general inquiries email: AskCTP@fda.hhs.gov

View the "Tobacco Products" Section on the FDA's website.

Click here for information on Guidance, Compliance and Regulation.


Legislative Updates

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