FDA To Require Tobacco Ingredient Disclosure

Law360, New York (January 5, 2011, 1:59 PM EST) -- As part of an anti-smoking law passed in 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will soon begin requiring tobacco companies to notify the government of changes to the ingredients of their products.

The agency announced Wednesday that makers of all cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco introduced to the market or changed since Feb. 15, 2007, must be able to prove that the products are “substantially equivalent” to those on sale before that date in terms of ingredients and composition.

Under the new requirement, part...
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