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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Responsible Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health.

Responsible for collecting, analyzing, and safeguarding list of ingredients for cigarette and smokeless tobacco products. Hosts and maintains Tobacco Ingredient and Nicotine Reporting Web site.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Attention: FCLAA Program Manager
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Office on Smoking and Health
4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS K-50
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717

E-mail: fclaa@cdc.gov (for correspondence only; no ingredient information should be sent via E-mail)
Telephone: (770) 488-5709
Fax: (770) 488-5759
Internet: Smoking & Tobacco Use Web Site

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Responsible for enforcing the advertising restrictions on cigarette packages, including health warning labels.

Contact Information:

Federal Trade Commission
CRC-240
Washington, D.C. 20580
Phone: toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357)
Internet: Federal Trade Commission Web site
http://www.ftc.gov/index.shtml

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

On November 26, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Homeland Security Act of 2002. One provision of this act divided the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms into two new agencies: the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which remains in the U.S. Treasury; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which has moved to the Department of Justice.

Responsibilities of TTB include collecting tobacco excise taxes and qualifying applicants for permits to manufacture or import tobacco products or to operate tobacco export warehouses. ATF conducts investigations related to contraband cigarette trafficking activity.

Program Information:

ATF Internet at http://www.atf.gov/alcohol-tobacco/
TTB Internet at http://www.ttb.gov/tobacco/index.shtml

U.S. Customs

Responsible, in part, for ensuring that all imports and exports comply with U.S. laws.

Rules governing importation of tobacco products and cigarettes. Memorandum from Assistant Commissioner of Field Operations [PDF–153KB] to the Port Directors, Assistant Port Directors, and Directors of Field Operations regarding implementation of the new Imported Cigarette Compliance Act of 2000.

Program Information:

Customs Internet: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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