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FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) works to ensure a healthier life for every family.

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Tobacco Product Marketing Orders

To legally market a new tobacco product, manufacturers must submit an application to FDA and receive a marketing authorization from FDA. When a new tobacco product is granted a marketing order, information is posted online for public awareness. FDA notes that in accordance with a court order, deemed new tobacco products that were on the market as of August 8, 2016 were required to submit an application to FDA by September 9, 2020 or risk enforcement.

Learn More About the Latest Marketing Decisions
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Actions to Address Recommendations from the Reagan-Udall Foundation Evaluation

At the request of FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf, an independent expert panel facilitated by the Reagan-Udall Foundation (RUF) conducted an operational evaluation of CTP. A final report from the RUF evaluation included 15 recommendations, and in February 2023, CTP published a webpage with detailed plans to address each of the recommendations as quickly as possible. This webpage will be updated routinely to reflect CTP’s latest progress.

Learn About CTP’s Actions to Address the RUF Evaluation 


Market a Tobacco Product

New tobacco products may not be legally marketed in the U.S. without authorization from FDA. Learn more about the three pathways (SE, PMTA and EX) to market.

Small Businesses Assistance

CTP’s Office of Small Business Assistance is available to help industry understand and comply with FDA’s tobacco laws and regulations.

About the Center

FDA's Center for Tobacco Products regulates the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect public health.

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For General Inquiries: AskCTP@fda.hhs.gov

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Building 71, Room G335
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

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