Regulation and Products

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In 2009, we won a hard-fought campaign that led to Congress passing a law granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate all tobacco products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah. Yet, it took the FDA seven years to begin their oversight of many of these products with much more work left to be done. 

Recent spikes in the use of e-cigarettes makes clear that more must be done to regulate tobacco products and the industry's deceptive marketing practices.  We are working to ensure the government fully leverages the regulatory power it now possesses to protect children and adults. 

Tobacco use costs our nation nearly $300 billion in health care and productivity losses each year.

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Latest Updates

April 12, 2018
Idaho

As the 2018 Idaho Legislative Session ends, we wanted to update you about the successes of this sessions’ cancer priorities. This past January over 50 advocates attended the Day at the Capitol event to discuss these two topics with lawmakers: Raising the sale of all tobacco products to age 21

March 15, 2018
National

Two reports released today highlight potentially dangerous findings among U.S. middle and high school students when it comes to advertising and perceptions of electronic cigarette and other tobacco products.

February 6, 2018
South Dakota

Five hundred kids become new daily smokers in South Dakota every year. That means every day tobacco finds its way to children in our state. Every day, a child starts a lifetime of deadly addiction that increases their risk for cancer, heart disease, a host of debilitating conditions and early

January 26, 2018
New Hampshire, New Hampshire

CONCORD — Dozens of cancer patients, survivors and their families from throughout New Hampshire are expected to gather at the State House next week to ask legislators to protect youth from the dangers... Read more: Eagle Times - Cancer survivors, others want to hike age for tobacco sales

Regulation and Products Resources

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) – signed into law by President Obama in 2009 - granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and sale of tobacco products. Prior to the law, tobacco products were largely unregulated outside of required warning labels and limited restrictions on advertising.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) – signed into law by President Obama in 2009 - grants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, with its partners, provided comments to the Food and Drug Administration on the need for regulation of waterpipes (or hookahs).