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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Products

Timeline: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) is an important piece of legislation with many requirements. FDA has prepared a scrolling interactive timeline to help you identify some of the key milestones.



HTML version of scrolling timeline


This timeline is not a complete summary of the law.  It is very important to note that in order to understand the full context of each section described below, you must read the actual section of the Tobacco Control Act. To help you do that, for each section described, we provide the section number of the Act. 

Please note: For an action that has already happened, we show the actual date it was completed. For an action that will happen in the future, we show the upcoming date. Some of the dates shown below are different from the dates contained in the Tobacco Control Act. This is because the dates in these sections were changed in accordance with section 6 of the Tobacco Control Act.