FDA issued new rules for a variety of tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco product warning labels and “light,” “low,” “mild” or similar descriptors for tobacco products. These new laws are expected to have a significant public health impact by decreasing the number of people using tobacco products, resulting in lives saved, increased life expectancy, and lower medical costs.
FDA's authority includes
- Restrictions on tobacco products labeled or advertised with the terms “light,” “low,” “mild” or similar descriptors.
- Requiring larger and more visible smokeless tobacco warnings on packages and advertisements.