LABELING AND ADVERTISING

Will FDA issue regulations on graphics for labels on tobacco products?

Yes, FDA will issue regulations requiring graphics on labels depicting the negative health consequences of smoking. Once established, FDA will communicate with industry and the public about implementation.

When will FDA make public the information it collects about ingredients in tobacco products?

Each tobacco product manufacturer or importer is required to submit a listing of all ingredients to FDA within 6 months of the signing of the bill, and a list of all constituents identified by FDA as harmful or potentially harmful to health within 3 years of the signing of the bill. Within 4 years of the signing of the bill, FDA will publish a list of harmful and potentially harmful constituents in each tobacco product by brand and by quantity.

When will we begin to see new product labeling on tobacco products?

By July 2010, warning labels for smokeless tobacco products will be revised and strengthened. By October 2012, warning labels for cigarettes will be revised and strengthened. Warnings for cigarettes will comprise the top 50 percent of the front and rear panels of the package.

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