Regulation and Products


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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Oppose efforts to weaken government oversight of tobacco products

Ask Congress to oppose efforts to weaken the FDA's oversight authority over all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars and hookahs.

Latest Updates

November 7, 2019

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

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

November 1, 2019

The White House announced today it will nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn, an oncologist and chief medical executive at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

October 23, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the nation. This year roughly 1,300 Utah adults will die from smoking and 800 kids under age 18 will become new daily smokers. Additionally, $542 million in annual health care costs in Utah can be attributed to

Regulation and Products Resources

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.

On April 24, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its proposed rule to deem other tobacco products under its authority and the Family Smoking Protection and Tobacco Control Act.