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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Cancer Candor Blog
December 6, 2019

The fight to stop the tobacco industry’s dangerous hold on our country’s health is ever-changing and demands strong, comprehensive public policy change.

December 5, 2019
California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issues this statement from Managing Director Jim Knox following the vote by the Los Angeles City Council’s Committee on Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts and River today to restrict flavored tobacco sales: “The American Cancer Society

November 7, 2019
National

ACS CAN joings public health groups expressing alarm about reports that the Trump Administration may be backing away from its plan to clear the market of all flavored e-cigarettes and may be considering allowing the continued sale of flavored e-cigarettes in vape shops.

November 6, 2019
California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issues this statement from Managing Director Jim Knox following the resounding defeat last night of Proposition C on the San Francisco ballot, which, if passed, would have reversed critical progress in the fight to curb youth use

Regulation and Products Resources

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.

Secondhand smoke (SHS) is an occupational hazard for many casino workers- from dealers to security. Job-related exposure to SHS is a significant, but entirely preventable, cause of premature death among U.S. workers.