Extensive federal, state and local laws and restrictions make tobacco among the most highly regulated products in the nation.

In June 2009, Congress gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broad authority to regulate tobacco products through the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Beyond this federal regulation, a growing number of state and local governments are considering proposals to further restrict the sales, marketing and advertising of tobacco products. These proposals also may dictate how and where tobacco products are sold, who can sell these products and where they can be used.

Additional state and local restrictions unfairly burden and may disrupt activities of responsible retail establishments that already are complying with numerous laws and requirements on the sale of tobacco products to adult consumers.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is leading transformation through proactive engagement with elected officials to ensure an equitable landscape, a strong and responsible supply chain and compliance with federal, state and local laws.

We are committed to working to protect the industry’s ability to compete in the legal and responsible sale and marketing of tobacco products to adult consumers.

Click here to learn what you can do to transform tobacco by building a relationship with elected officials and making your opinion known on issues that impact your business.