FDA Proposes New Regulations Regarding Tobacco

Mar 30, 2012

Tobacco companies will be required to report the levels of dangerous chemicals found in chew, cigarettes, and other products under the latest rules designed to tighten regulation of the tobacco industry.  The Associated Press reports that preliminary guidance issued by the Food and Drug Administration marks the first time tobacco firms will be required to report quantities of 20 chemicals associated with lung disease, cancer, and other health problems. 

The FDA wants to require companies to display the information about health issues in a consumer-friendly format by next April.