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Tobacco Regulatory Science Research Program

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act), enacted on June 22, 2009, directed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create a Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) that works to protect Americans from tobacco-related death and disease by regulating the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products, and by educating the public about tobacco products and the dangers their use poses. To carry out its regulation of tobacco products under the Federal Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), CTP established an Office of Science (OS) to ensure that a robust science base informs the center’s actions. To meet its mission, 2018 OS Research Report ThumbnailCTP-OS assesses existing scientific evidence and supports new research to inform regulatory actions intended to protect the public health by:

  • Reducing the number of people who start to use tobacco products
  • Encouraging more people to stop using these products
  • Reducing the adverse health impact for those who continue to use these products 


FY 2010–2017 Report

CTP-OS published the Tobacco Regulatory Science Research Program at FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products: Summary and Highlights  (PDF) in 2018. The report spotlights CTP’s scientific research accomplishments in fiscal years 2010 to 2017.

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