The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires federal agencies to disclose records requested in writing by any person. However, federal agencies may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions which are contained in the statute. Each federal agency is responsible for meeting its FOIA responsibilities for its own records.
The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) Electronic Reading Room displays frequently requested CTP records. Some records may be redacted to remove non-public information (see 21 C.F.R. 20). If the information you seek is not available from any of the below sources, please visit the CTP home page and for other FDA documents, please visit the FDA Freedom of Information (FOI) page.
Electronic Reading Room Documents
Search Warning Letters Issued by CTP
Search recently posted or past year Tobacco Retailer Warning Letters.
Letters to Industry
Search through a sortable table of Tobacco Letters.
Special Interest Topics
- Response Letter to The Jane Goodall Institute - 9/25/17
- Lorillard SE applications and reviews SE3730 and SE3731 (Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in these documents. For assistance, please call the CTP Caller Center at 1-877-287-1373.)
Submitting an FOI Request
If the information you seek is not available from any of the above sources, you must submit a written Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to FDA. Requesters can now submit a FOIA request online.
- FOIA and CTP: Protecting Citizens’ “Right to Know” by Fostering CTP Transparency
- FDA Information on Tobacco Products
- Tobacco Products Guidance, Compliance, and Regulatory Information
- FDA Freedom of Information Act Information
- How to Make a FOIA Request