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.

Latest Updates

September 6, 2022
National

JUUL announced a tentative deal to pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year, multi-state investigation into its underage marketing practices to attract young consumers to its addictive e-cigarettes. Evidence-based tobacco control is still critical.

July 26, 2022

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled in favor of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the case of Prohibition Juice v. FDA, upholding the agency’s marketing denial orders (MDOs) for the manufacturer’s flavored e-cigarette products.

July 25, 2022
California

Starting July 25, tobacco retailers in Sacramento County are required to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products – including menthol cigarettes, e-cigarettes and flavored shisha.

July 18, 2022
National

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the case of Triton Distribution v. FDA, upholding the agency’s marketing denial order ( MDO) for Triton’s flavored e-cigarette products. 

Regulation and Products Resources

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Surgeon General, and Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have all declared youth e-cigarette use to be an epidemic. E-cigarettes are the most used tobacco product among youth and, like any tobacco product, are unsafe. E-cigarette use is also most common among younger adults. Action is urgently needed to reverse these dangerous trends.