Tobacco Products

FDA Safety Reporting Portal for Tobacco Products

Problems with Tobacco Products? Tell FDA.

If you suspect a problem with a tobacco product, you can report it online using the Safety Reporting Portal.

This online reporting system allows you to let FDA know when you suspect there is an unexpected health or safety issue with a specific tobacco product.

You may submit reports about any tobacco product, including cigarettes, roll-your-own cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, as well as components and parts of such products.

What to Report

FDA is interested in reports from consumers about tobacco products that:

  • are damaged
  • are defective
  • are contaminated
  • smell or taste wrong

FDA also wants to know if you have experienced an unexpected health or safety problem that you believe to have been caused by use of a particular tobacco product, which could include:

  • fire, burns, or other injuries
  • accidental or unintended tobacco product exposures in children
  • allergic reactions
  • poisonings and other toxicities
  • an unusual reaction in a long-time user

What FDA Does with Reports

FDA is interested in building a comprehensive tobacco regulation program to make sure all tobacco products have an appropriate level of regulatory oversight. Reports submitted to the Safety Reporting Portal will be reviewed, evaluated, and, where appropriate, addressed.

The agency will not routinely contact people who submit reports to the Safety Reporting Portal, but if you provide your contact information, FDA may request additional information or tobacco product samples, if available.

FDA cannot provide medical advice. If you have an issue that requires medical attention, please contact your health care provider.

Page Last Updated: 11/04/2015
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