Tobacco Control


Tobacco products are projected to kill one billion people worldwide this century. And the industry is showing no signs of slowing down, spending more than $9 billion on marketing each year. 

Despite the industry's deceptive and deadly practices, ACS CAN continues to have enormous success passing local, state and federal laws that prevent children from smoking, help adults quit and ensure the government uses its authority to regulate tobacco industry practices.

While our work has had an enormous impact on youth cigarette use - now at historic lows - the use of e-cigarettes among kids is skyrocketing.  This further reinforces the importance of continuing this lifesaving work.

Latest Updates

September 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.— Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to meet its court-ordered deadline to rule on all e-cigarette and other tobacco product manufacturers’ applications to keep their harmful products on the market. The September 9th deadline was set as the result of a 2018 lawsuit filed by

September 3, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to 31 companies who sought to sell 300,000 flavored electronic cigarettes. The decision requires these manufacturers to remove those identified products already on the market.

August 27, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its first denials of flavored electronic cigarettes after the agency determined the manufacturer’s products pose a greater risk to public health than any potential benefit.

August 12, 2021
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – Today, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed a state budget that included a proposal to establish a new revenue fund for the $40 million that North Carolina received as part of the settlement with e-cigarette company JUUL. The below statement can be attributed to Derwin

Tobacco Control Resources

In order to effectively reduce tobacco use, it is important to understand the impact of the retail availability of tobacco products. The presence of tobacco retailers can undermine a community’s ability to establish tobacco-free social norms by increasing accessibility to tobacco products including e-cigarettes and increasing exposure to tobacco industry point of sale advertising, marketing and promotions. 

Because JUUL’s products continue to have the largest share of the e-cigarette market, and therefore presumably are undergoing expedited review, we write at this time to express our conclusion that based on all of the publicly available evidence, no JUUL product currently on the market can meet the statutory public health standard. Therefore, they should not receive a marketing order.