As director of the Center for Tobacco Products, Mitch leads FDA’s efforts to reduce the disease and death from tobacco use and bring previously unavailable information about its dangers to light. Director Zeller is dedicated to carrying out CTP's charge to reduce the harm from all tobacco products across the entire population – with a focus on how and why people start, stop, or start again after stopping.
Mitch Zeller, J.D.Director, Center for Tobacco Products
Mitch Zeller, J.D., became director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products in March 2013. The mission of CTP--established by enactment of the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act -- is
“to make tobacco-related death and disease part of America’s past, not America’s future, and, by doing so, ensure a healthier life for every American family.”
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FDA Voice Blog Posts
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Read FDA Voice Blog posts authored by CTP Director Mitch Zeller:
- April 9, 2014 – Crossing the Country to Connect with the Cancer Research Community
- December 11, 2013 – 20 Years Later: Returning to FDA to Regulate Tobacco
- June 25, 2013 – FDA Announces First Decisions on New Tobacco Products