Beyond Cigarettes: Federal Regulation of Other Tobacco Products (2013)

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, smokeless tobacco and any other tobacco products that the FDA "deems" to be within its authority. So far, the FDA hasn't issued a "deeming" regulation to assert jurisdiction over other tobacco products, meaning that products like e-cigarettes, hookah, little cigars and dissolvables are completely unregulated at the federal level. State and local governments have had varying levels of success in regulating these products. This webinar will discuss the potential for FDA regulation and what public health professionals and advocates can do to press the FDA to exercise its authority over all tobacco products to protect public health.

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Webinar Slides [PDF]


  • Desmond Jenson, Staff Attorney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
  • Ann Boonn, Policy Research Manager, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids


  • Joelle Lester, Staff Attorney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium