Tobacco Products

Labeling of Tobacco Products

Labeling and advertising restrictions under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and its implementing regulations are outlined below. 

When Do I Need To Comply?

For deemed tobacco products, FDA has provided a compliance period for certain labeling and advertising requirements:

The FD&C Act prohibits the introduction, or delivery for introduction, into interstate commerce of:

  • Tobacco products with labeling or advertising that is false or misleading.
  • Modified risk tobacco products (MRTP), including those labeled or advertised with the terms "light," "low," "mild" or similar descriptors, or other modified risk claims, without an FDA order in effect.

Labeling and Warning Statement Requirements

Labeling and warning statement requirements for packages and advertisements, including:


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