Tobacco Ingredient and Nicotine Reporting
Tobacco Ingredient and Nicotine1 Reporting
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Please note that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is extending the March 31st deadline for submissions required under the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act and the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products. Though applicable Federal Register Notices provide that ingredient reports are due annually on March 31st, due to the current public health response to COVID-19 and related issues, OSH is not able to accept any ingredient submissions and will not be issuing Certificates of Compliance at this time. CDC will be communicating this information to state government entities. CDC will re-evaluate this approach as necessary.
To the extent there are questions or concerns that CDC can address, please contact OSH through firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions on implications regarding state-specific statutory or regulatory requirements, please contact the states directly.
Further information will be provided concerning any updates, including amending the Federal Register Notices accordingly.
Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act
The Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act (FCLAA), Public Law 89–92, and Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act (CSTHEA), Public Law 99–252, require CDC‘s Office on Smoking and Health to collect, store, and analyze the list of ingredients added to cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products.
The following pages provide relevant background information and guidance to manufacturers, packagers, and importers responsible for reporting ingredient and nicotine data. They are not exhaustive and are subject to change.
Pages in This Report
- Description of the Laws
- Reporting Instructions
- Federal Register Notices
- Tobacco-Related Legal Requirements and Obligations
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Contact Information for Relevant Agencies
- Key Terms and Definitions
- Recommended Formats for Reporting
1Reporting of nicotine applies to smokeless tobacco only.