Tobacco Products

Safety Reporting Portal for Tobacco Products

Problems with Tobacco Products? Tell FDA.

If you experience a problem with a tobacco product, such as an unexpected health or safety issue, report it online using the Safety Reporting Portal.

You may submit reports about any tobacco product, including cigarettes, roll-your-own cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes and waterpipe tobacco. You can also report problems with the components and parts of tobacco products.


What to Report

FDA is interested in reports from consumers, manufacturers, clinical investigators, and health professionals about tobacco products that:

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

FDA wants to know if you have experienced an unexpected health or safety problem that you believe may have been caused by use of a particular tobacco product. FDA also wants to know about unexpected health or safety problems that may have been caused by being exposed to a tobacco product, even if you were not the user. 
These types of health or safety problems 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 building a comprehensive tobacco regulation program to make sure all tobacco products have an appropriate level of regulatory oversight. All reports submitted to the Safety Reporting Portal will be reviewed and evaluated by FDA; when appropriate the reports will be addressed.

FDA will not routinely contact consumers who submit reports to the Safety Reporting Portal, but if you provide your contact information, we may ask you for additional information. 

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

Page Last Updated: 10/18/2016
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