Tobacco Ingredient and Nicotine Reporting
Key Terms and Definitions
Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Number
CAS is the acronym for the Chemical Abstract Service registry number. Each chemical compound has a unique CAS number for purposes of identification, assigned by the American Chemical Society. A CAS registry is available from the National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine at http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/chemidheavy.jsp.
The Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act (FCLAA), 15 U.S.C. §1332(1)(A) and (B) defines a cigarette as "any roll of tobacco wrapped in paper or in any substance not containing tobacco…[and] any roll of tobacco wrapped in any substance containing tobacco which, because of its appearance, the type of tobacco used in the filler, or its packaging and labeling, is likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as a cigarette…"
A manufacturer, packager, or importer has successfully submitted an Ingredient Report that lists each ingredient with their proper chemical name and CAS registry number, and, as applicable, a specification of the quantity of nicotine in smokeless tobacco products.
Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act (CSTHEA)
The Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act (CSTHEA), Public Law 98–252, was passed in 1986 to inform the public of any dangers to human health resulting from the use of smokeless tobacco products. CSTHEA requires, in part, that each person who manufactures, packages, or imports smokeless tobacco products to annually submit to the Department of Health and Human Services the list of ingredients added to tobacco in the manufacture of smokeless tobacco products as well as a specification of the quantity of nicotine contained in each smokeless tobacco product.
Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act (FCLAA)
The Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act (FCLAA), Public Law 89–92, is a statute that was designed to "establish a comprehensive federal program to deal with cigarette labeling and advertising with respect to any relationship between smoking and health." In 1984, this Act was amended by PL 98–474, the Comprehensive Smoking Education Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1335a(a) to in part provide the Department of Health and Human Services with a list of the ingredients added to tobacco in the manufacture of cigarettes.
A company that, to our knowledge, is no longer manufacturing, packaging, or importing tobacco products.
A list of ingredients and their corresponding CAS numbers that are added to tobacco in the manufacture of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products during the previous calendar year.
A specification of the quantity of nicotine (total nicotine, un-ionized nicotine, total moisture, and pH) contained in smokeless tobacco products from the previous calendar year.
A manufacturer, packager, or importer has failed to provide the annual Ingredient Report (and as applicable, Nicotine Report for smokeless tobacco) by the March 31 deadline or upon initial import, and/or failed to correct inadequacies or errors in a submission within 60 days of notification of these errors.
The Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act (CSTHEA), 15 U.S.C. §4408, defines smokeless tobacco as "any finely cut, ground, powdered, or leaf tobacco that is intended to be placed in the oral cavity."
- Page last reviewed: October 20, 2017
- Page last updated: May 29, 2009
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