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Tobacco Regulatory Science Research Program

CTP assesses existing scientific evidence and supports new research to inform regulatory actions intended to protect the public health.
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Quitting Smoking: Closer with Every Attempt

Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, accounting for 480,000 premature deaths per year.
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Nicotine: The Addictive Chemical in Tobacco Products

Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical compound present in the tobacco plant. Tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, hookah tobacco, and most e-cigarettes, contain nicotine.
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Tobacco Use in the Military: A Danger for Those Who Keep Us Safe

United States military personnel—both active duty members and veterans—are willing to risk their lives for their country and to preserve American freedoms. But, this population can be at risk for preventable disease and death caused by tobacco use...
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Lung Cancer and Smoking

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of American men and women. Not all people who get lung cancer are smokers, but many people who smoke do get lung cancer.
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Diabetes and Tobacco Use

It is a known fact that smoking poses serious health risks, negatively impacting vital organs like the lungs and the heart. But did you know that smoking can increase your risk for Type 2 diabetes?
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Heart Health and Smoking

When it comes to understanding the health risks of smoking, most people think first about its impact on the lungs. The truth is that smoking can hurt almost any part of your body—including your heart.
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2018 NYTS Data: A Startling Rise in Youth E-cigarette Use

According to 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data, current e-cigarette use—or “vaping”—among middle and high school students increased alarmingly between 2017 and 2018, with over 3.6 million kids currently using e-cigarettes in 2018.
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Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community: A Public Health Issue

Cigarette smoking in the United States is responsible for 480,000 deaths per year, and certain populations are more likely to smoke than others. One population especially at risk for engaging in tobacco use is the lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
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Flavors in Tobacco Products: What are the Potential Risks and Benefits to Public Health?

When the Tobacco Control Act gave FDA authority to regulate tobacco products in 2009, it banned flavors such as strawberry, vanilla, and cinnamon from cigarettes to minimize the attractiveness of these products to kids.
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FDA's Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan

FDA's Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan—a key component of the agency's Comprehensive Plan for Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation—is a series of actions to stop youth use of tobacco products, especially e-cigarettes.
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The Real Cost Campaign

FDA launched its first tobacco prevention campaign, “The Real Cost” in 2014, to educate at-risk teens on the harmful effects of cigarette smoking. In 2018, the campaign expanded to educate teens on the dangers of e-cigarette use and had previously...
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Compliance & Enforcement

To protect the health of future generations, FDA closely monitors retailer, manufacturer, importer, and distributor compliance with Federal tobacco laws and regulations and takes corrective action when violations occur.
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This is Our Watch

To give retailers all the tools they need to comply with tobacco regulations, the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products developed an education program called “This is Our Watch” to help tobacco retailers better understand FDA tobacco regulations, the...
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Retailer Overview of FDA Regulations

If you sell tobacco products, you must comply with all applicable federal laws and regulations for retailers.
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