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To what products does substantial equivalence apply?

All new tobacco products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are subject to these provisions. Currently, FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates cigarettes, roll-your-own, and smokeless tobacco products. However, the law permits FDA to deem other tobacco products to be subject to the Tobacco Control Act through rulemaking.

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