Food and Drug Administration Regulation of Tobacco Products

F
  • Implementation of Rule Asserting Authority over All Tobacco Products: Rule partially implemented
  • Product Standards for Tobacco Products: Product standard to reduce cancer-causing chemical in smokeless tobacco proposed
  • Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels: No warning labels re-proposed or finalized
  • Menthol Cigarette Product Standard: No product standard on menthol cigarettes proposed or finalized
  • Funding for FDA Center for Tobacco Products: No FY2019 budget in place currently

Thumbs Down - Thumbs Down for the federal government for significantly delaying parts of FDA's 2016 deeming rule


Tobacco Taxes

F

Cigarette Tax:

  • Tax rate per pack of 20: $1.01

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:

  • Little Cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Large Cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Smokeless Tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Pipe/RYO Tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Dissolvable Tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes

Cessation Coverage

D
  • Medicaid Coverage: Partially Required
  • Medicare Coverage: Partially Covered
  • TRICARE Coverage: Covered
  • Federal Employee Health Benefits Coverage: Covered
  • State Health Insurance Exchanges: Partially Required

Mass Media Campaigns

A

Tips from Former Smokers Media Campaign:

  • Reach: Meets Target
  • Duration: Under Target
  • Frequency: Meets Target
  • Promotion of Services: Meets Target

FDA "Real Costs" Media Campaign:

  • Reach: Meets Target
  • Duration: Meets Target
  • Frequency: Meets Target
  • Promotion of Services: Under Target

Page last updated: March 17, 2020

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