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Commercial tobacco exacts a staggering toll in mortality and health care costs around the world. Legislation, regulation, and litigation are all important in the fight against the commercial tobacco epidemic.
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FDA Menthol Timeline
This timeline marks some important moments between the passing of the Tobacco Control Act, and proposed rules on menthol in cigarettes and all flavors in cigars issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on April 28, 2022.
Menthol and Other Flavored Commercial Tobacco Products
Menthol and other flavors have been used by commercial tobacco manufacturers to target vulnerable populations for decades.
Federal Tobacco Action Center
To assist public health officials, advocates, lawyers, and researchers, the Center is working to make FDA actions and processes easier to understand. Our focus is to push the FDA to enact strong tobacco regulations that protect public health and promote health equity, to help the FDA defend its decisions against the tobacco industry’s legal challenges, and to proactively engage with the FDA to shape its agenda.
U.S. E-Cigarette Regulations - 50 State Review
A survey of current state and territorial statutes pertaining to e-cigarette regulations in the following areas: definition of “tobacco product,” taxation, product packaging, youth access/other retail restrictions, licensure, and smoke-free air legislation.