December 9, 2013

Fifteen years after reaching more than $246 billion in legal settlements against the tobacco industry, most states have fallen short of spending a significant portion of the money on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released Monday by a coalition of public health organizations.

September 19, 2013

A new research institution set up by the federal government will conduct tobacco-related research around the country using more than $50 million from the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health.

August 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to regulate flavored cigars, according to published reports.

July 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is inviting comments from the public as it looks into restricting or even banning menthol in cigarettes, the agency said Tuesday.

June 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is allowing the marketing of two new tobacco products under regulations that allow tobacco companies to market products if they can prove they are similar enough to ones already on the market.

April 10, 2013

President Barack Obama has proposed increasing federal taxes on cigarettes, drawing criticism from tobacco companies and praise from anti-smoking groups.

December 17, 2012

The consumer products division of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline wants its voice heard at a Food and Drug Administration hearing scheduled for next year on a section in a 2009 law to regulate tobacco products that deals with smoking-cessation products, the company said Monday.

October 12, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration took the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 one step closer to being considered by the Supreme Court earlier this week.

April 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday released draft guidance that ultimately will provide the public with previously unknown information about the chemicals in tobacco products and help prevent misleading marketing about the risks associated with tobacco products, the agency said.

March 24, 2011

Four-in-5 menthol smokers would quit if the Food and Drug Administration banned mentholated cigarettes, according to a survey conducted this month with sponsorship from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

January 7, 2011

Nearly 500 retailers in Mississippi had to submit to Food and Drug Administration inspections concerning alleged tobacco sales to minors, the FDA said Friday.

January 5, 2011

Certain tobacco products introduced to the market or changed after Feb. 15, 2007, are subject to enhanced scrutiny by the Food and Drug Administration, the agency said Wednesday.

November 10, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday unveiled a new comprehensive tobacco control...

January 14, 2010

An electronic cigarette designed to mimic the effects and traditional cigarettes qualifies as a tobacco...

January 5, 2010

A federal judge found that two provisions in a law gives the FDA regulatory control...

July 5, 2009

First, it’s the first truly “new” product to enter the smoking cessation space in...