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Contact Information for Relevant Agencies

This content is intended for informational purposes only and may not be an exhaustive list.

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: (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

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

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

Contact Information:

Federal Trade Commission
Washington, D.C. 20580
Phone: toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357)
Federal Trade Commission site

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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 site
TTB site

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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. Customs Duty is a tariff or tax imposed on goods when transported across international borders. The purpose of Customs Duty is to protect each country's economy, residents, jobs, environment, etc., by controlling the flow of goods, especially restrictive and prohibited goods, into and out of the country.

Program Information:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection site

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