Federal Regulation of Tobacco: Legal Framework and Issues for the 116th Congress [September 30, 2019] [open pdf - 414KB]
From the Document: "The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA), P.L. 111-31, establishes the central federal regulatory regime for the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. The statute aims to balance competing interests in protecting the public's health against the harmful effects of smoking and youth tobacco use, while preserving access to lawfully marketed tobacco products for adult consumers. The TCA largely amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 'primary Federal authority' over tobacco product regulation. This In Focus summarizes the TCA's legal framework and discusses key TCA-related issues in the 116th Congress."
CRS In Focus, IF11321
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/