FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products: A Policy and Legal Analysis

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This report examines the legislative debate over giving FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and provides some analysis of S. 2461/H.R. 4433. It begins with an overview of the FDA’s 1996 tobacco rule that includes a summary of the agency’s arguments for asserting jurisdiction over tobacco products. That is followed by an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in FDA v. Brown & Williamson, which overturned the FDA tobacco rule. The report then reviews the 1997 proposed national tobacco settlement, which would have codified the FDA rule and given the agency explicit authority to regulate tobacco products as ... continued below

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Redhead, C. Stephen & Feder, Jody December 3, 2004.

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This report examines the legislative debate over giving FDA the authority to
regulate tobacco products and provides some analysis of S. 2461/H.R. 4433. It
begins with an overview of the FDA’s 1996 tobacco rule that includes a summary of
the agency’s arguments for asserting jurisdiction over tobacco products. That is
followed by an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in FDA v. Brown &
Williamson, which overturned the FDA tobacco rule. The report then reviews the
1997 proposed national tobacco settlement, which would have codified the FDA rule
and given the agency explicit authority to regulate tobacco products as medical
devices. It includes a discussion of the FDA provisions in the McCain tobacco bill, which was introduced and debated in the 105th Congress in an attempt
to implement the proposed settlement. The final section of the report summarizes the
provisions in S. 2461/H.R. 4433 and discusses some of the key issues,
including preemption and the regulation of reduced-risk products.

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  • December 3, 2004

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Redhead, C. Stephen & Feder, Jody. FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products: A Policy and Legal Analysis, report, December 3, 2004; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8198/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.