These requirements became even more extensive in 2009 when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began regulating tobacco products. The FDA has the authority to regulate virtually all aspects of the sale, distribution and marketing of tobacco products. On May 10, 2016, the FDA published a Final Rule to extend the Agency’s authority to regulate other tobacco products, including cigars, e-vapor products, and other products containing tobacco-derived nicotine. We supported this Final Rule.
In 2009, Congress empowered the FDA to regulate all tobacco products. Altria’s tobacco companies supported this landmark legislation. Today, Altria and its tobacco companies, such as USSTC, communicate with the agency as it exercises this authority. They also supported the FDA’s Final Rule – published May 10, 2016 – extending its authority to all tobacco products, including cigars and e-vapor products.