Published: May 10, 2016
A final rule was published today in the Federal Register by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deem products meeting the statutory definition of "tobacco product," except accessories of the newly deemed tobacco products, to be subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act). Read the final rule at the links below and learn more on the Food and Drug Administration's website.
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81 FR 28973 - Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act - May 10, 2016
Public Law 111-31, 123 STAT. 1776 - Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) - June 22, 2009
This law amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmestic Act (National Archives Catalog) Public Law 75-717, 52 STAT 1040, which prohibited the movement in interstate commerce of adultered and misbranded food, drugs, devices, and comestics, June 25, 1938.
- About the Final Rule, Food and Drug Administration.
- About the Tobacco Control Act, Food and Drug Administration.
- How to comment on proposed rules, Regulations.gov.
- About the rulemaking process (PDF), FederalRegister.gov.