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With strong, bipartisan support, Congress in 2009 enacted the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act), which gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products.This landmark law… Read More
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through its Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), plays a leading role in the nation’s fight to reduce tobacco use and the death and disease it causes. The CDC conducts national media campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of smoking,… Read More
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) expanded health insurance coverage for Americans and made vital investments in disease prevention initiatives, including tobacco prevention and cessation programs.The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has opposed efforts to repeal the ACA… Read More
A Win-Win-Win Solution Increasing tobacco taxes is a WIN-WIN-WIN solution for governments – a health win that reduces smoking and saves lives; a budget win that raises revenue and reduces health care costs; and a political win that is popular with the public. The federal cigarette tax increased… Read More
Exclude Tobacco Products from Trade Agreements The tobacco industry has a long history of using international trade agreements to force open new markets in low- and middle-income countries, sharply increasing tobacco use and the death and disease it causes. Tobacco companies are also challenging… Read More

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