Signing of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
A Note from Dr. Hamburg
On June 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act . This historic legislation grants authority to regulate tobacco products to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDA looks forward to taking on this challenge and in doing so will partner with public health leaders at our sister agencies, at the state level, and in localities all around the country. FDA will perform its duties by using the best available science to guide the development and implementation of effective public health strategies to reduce the burden of illness and death caused by tobacco products. FDA will seek input from the public as we begin working to implement the Act. Read and comment on the Federal Register Notice and Request for Comments on the Regulation of Tobacco Products.
For information about approved products for tobacco cessation, visit Approved Products for Smoking Cessation.
For information on community programs for effective tobacco control, visit CDC's State and Community Resources web site.
Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
Commissioner of Food and Drugs