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Important tobacco related decisions are made at the federal level on a variety of topics including tobacco-related bills that move through Congress, as well as new FDA regulations related to its authority over tobacco products and e-cigarettes. We monitor developments in these areas and produce updates and resources to keep you aware of changes that could impact you at the local level. You can find these resources below:

FDA Release april 22April 2014: FDA Releases Long Awaited Proposal to Regulate E-cigarettes, Cigars, and Other Tobacco Products
CaptureApril 2014: New CDC Study Finds Increase of E-Cigarette Related Poisonings
4.2.14 imageApril 2014: New County Level Smoking Data Available
Federal Update - Feb 2014 thumbnailFebruary 2014: FDA Takes Four Tobacco Products off the Market
Federal Update- Jan 2014 CDC thumbnailJanuary 2014: CDC Releases its Updated “Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs – 2014”
Federal Update Jan 2014 thumbnailJanuary 2014: U.S. Surgeon General’s Report
Dec 2013December 2013: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Releases Report
April 2013: Proposed Federal Tobacco Tax IncreaseApril 2013: Proposed Federal Tobacco Tax Increase
March 2013: FDA Will Not Appeal Graphic Warning Label DecisionMarch 2013: FDA Will Not Appeal Graphic Warning Label Decision
March 2013: Cigar Related LegislationMarch 2013: Cigar Related Legislation
February 2013: CDC Releases Tobacco Control State HighlightsFebruary 2013: CDC Releases Tobacco Control State Highlights
September 2012: Federal Legislative UpdateSeptember 2012: Federal Legislative Update
August 2012: CDC Releases Study on Flavored CigarsAugust 2012: CDC Releases Study on Flavored Cigars
August 2012: Court Rules on Graphic Warning LabelsAugust 2012: Court Rules on Graphic Warning Labels
July 2012: Roll Your Own Tobacco MachinesJuly 2012: Roll Your Own Tobacco Machines
November 2011: Judge Blocks Graphic Warning LabelsNovember 2011: Judge Blocks Graphic Warning Labels
August 2011: FTC Tobacco Marketing Reports ReleasedAugust 2011: FTC Tobacco Marketing Reports Released
June 2011: FDA Law Implementation UpdateJune 2011: FDA Law Implementation Update
June 2011: Federal Legislative UpdateJune 2011: Federal Legislative Update
May 2011: Electronic Cigarette UpdateMay 2011: Electronic Cigarette Update
March 2011: Menthol Report Submitted to FDAMarch 2011: Menthol Report Submitted to FDA
January 2011: Implementation of FDA Tobacco LawJanuary 2011: Implementation of FDA Tobacco Law

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