Regulation and Products

We are working to ensure the law granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate all tobacco products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah is fully leveraged to protect children and adults.  

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).

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments to the Food and Drug Administration on the proposed clarification of when products made or derived from tobacco are to be regulated as drugs, devices, or combination products under the authority of the Center for Drug Evaluation

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, with its partners, provided comments to the Food and Drug Administration urging rulemaking for child-resistant packaging and nicotine exposure warnings on liquid nicotine products.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network strongly supports the Food and Drug Administration proposed rule to deem all tobacco products subject to its authority with additional recommendations to further protect public health.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, with its partners, provided comments to the Food and Drug Administration on the proposal to deem all tobacco products under its authority as provided by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Cigars are dangerous to our health and economy, yet sales are increasing and use by youth is rising.

Smoking waterpipes, as well as breathing secondhand smoke from waterpipes, is at least as harmful as exposure to cigarette smoke.