213050 “State and Community Tobacco Control Regulation: What's Possible and What Works”

Monday, November 9, 2009: 5:08 PM

Karla S. Sneegas, MPH , Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana historically has had one of the highest smoking rates in the United States and is representative of a number of states with stagnant adult smoking rates. Additionally, Indiana has played an historic role as one of the frequent pilot sites used by tobacco companies to test new products, including the current testing of dissolvable tobacco by R.J. Reynolds under the brand name Camel Orbs. The recent enactment of the “Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act” creates new possibilities to address state and local policies related to the time, manner and place in which tobacco products are marketed and sold through new legislative and regulatory opportunities for state and local authorities that were previously pre-empted by federal law. State and local tobacco programs will also have numerous opportunities to expand their efforts as new federal regulations are implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Learning Objectives:
Describe new regulatory opportunities for state and local programs following the recently enacted federal legislation granting the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: unique experience on this subject.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.