The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulated tobacco products since 2009.
Science- and evidence-based federal regulation will help address societal concerns about tobacco products and promote and protect public health.
Regulation can also provide significant benefits to adult tobacco consumers by:
- establishing a common set of rules for all tobacco manufacturers and importers doing business in the U.S.;
- providing a way to evaluate potentially less harmful tobacco products; and
- creating guidelines for accurate and scientifically grounded communications about tobacco products to adult tobacco consumers.
Our goal is to work constructively with the FDA as it continues to implement a comprehensive national regulatory framework for tobacco products.