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Tobacco Control Act
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, commonly referred to as the Tobacco Control Act gives FDA authority to regulate the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health.
It was signed on June 22, 2009, ushering in a new era of tobacco control by recognizing that almost all new users of tobacco products are under age 18 – the minimum legal age to purchase.
The Tobacco Control Act aims to curb the trend of new users becoming addicted before they are old enough to understand the risks and ultimately dying too young of tobacco-related diseases.
Full Tobacco Control Act and Summary
- Read an overview of the Tobacco Control Act, which plainly outlines what the act does, what it does not do and how FDA oversees the implementation of the act.
- Download the complete Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (PDF).
- Download Infographic Timeline with key deliverables, images, and the act’s public health rationale.
- Scrolling Timeline: FDA has prepared an interactive timeline to help you identify some of the key milestones.