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.

FDA Menthol Timeline

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    Menthol and Other Flavored Commercial Tobacco Products

    Menthol and other flavors have been used by commercial tobacco manufacturers to target vulnerable populations for decades.

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    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.

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    What is Legal Technical Assistance?

    This resource shares examples of how the Public Health Law Center can provide tailored legal technical assistance to improve public health across a community.

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