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Think E-Cigs Can’t Harm Teens’ Health?

By approximately age 11 for girls and 14 for boys, the brain is about as big as it’s going to get. But size aside, this organ at the center of sensation and intellect will continue to develop for years after that—into a person’s mid to late 20s....
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Chemicals in Tobacco Products and Your Health

You probably know that cigarette smoking kills you. You probably know that cigarettes contain chemicals—a mix of over 7,000 chemicals, in fact—that can cause diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and COPD. You may not know that other...
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FDA Launches New Campaign: "The Real Cost" Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign

In 2014, e-cigarettes surpassed combustible cigarettes as the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. middle and high school students reporting current tobacco use. By 2017, more than 2 million teens were currently using e-cigarettes, and...
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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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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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Chemicals in Cigarettes: From Plant to Product to Puff

Do you know how many harmful chemicals are in cigarettes or how they get into the product? Watch three videos to learn more about the stages of cigarettes, from plant to product to puff.
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Submit Comments on Tobacco Products

We solicit information and comments, announced in the Federal Register and posted in dockets on Regulations.gov, from concerned citizens, industry, and organizations on a wide range of issues related to implementation of the Tobacco Control Act.
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