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FDA Fact Sheet 12 7

FDA Fact Sheet 12 7

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a ban on cigarettes withcharacterizing avors otherthan tobacco and menthol;
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a ban on product descriptorssuch as “light” and “low tar”;
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changes to the language of thecurrent cigarette and smokelesstobacco product health warnings,including enlarging their size;
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graphic warnings for cigarettepackages to be developed by the FDA;
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authority to issue new reportingand disclosure requirements;
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authority to require ingredienttesting and to remove harmfulingredients if supported by soundscientic evidence;
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authority to do more to preventminors from using tobacco products;
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a requirement for the FDA toestablish good manufacturingpractices for tobacco productmanufacturing;
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recognition that any advertising andpromotional restrictions, includingthose in the bill and those requiredor authorized to be promulgatedunder the act, cannot violate theFirst Amendment;
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authority to establish standardsfor products that could potentiallyreduce the harm caused bytobacco products and to dene theappropriate ways to communicateabout these products; and
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authority to mandate changesin the design of tobacco products.
In June 2009, President Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.This landmark legislation granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulatetobacco products.
Currently, the FDA regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, “roll-your-own” tobacco and smokeless tobacco products;however, the law allows the FDA to extend its regulatory authority to other tobacco products, including cigars andpipe tobacco.The implementation of the legislation will take place over time. Some provisions took effect immediately whileother provisions require the FDA to take action through rule-making, which generally involves public comment andscientic review.
Federal Regulation of Tobacco
The law includes:
Philip Morris USA
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U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company
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John Middleton
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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
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Philip Morris Capital Corporation
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