The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulated tobacco products since 2009.
Currently, the FDA regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, "roll-your-own" tobacco and smokeless tobacco products. However, the law allows the FDA to extend its authority to regulate other tobacco products, including cigars and pipe tobacco. On May 10, 2016, FDA published a Final Rule to extend the Agency’s authority to regulate other tobacco products, including cigars and e-vapor products.
Implementation of regulations is occurring over time. Some regulations went into effect in 2009 while others require the FDA to take action through rule-making, which generally involves public comment and scientific review.
Among other things, the law: