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About the CTP

The FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. CTP’s mission is to make tobacco-related death and disease part of America’s past, not America’s future, and, by doing so, ensure a healthier life for every family. The focus of CTP is on protecting America’s youth, providing information to help educate consumers, ensuring industry complies with the law, reviewing products, and conducting leading cutting-edge tobacco and nicotine-related research.

Click here to read more about the CTP.

Webinar: Recent Changes that Impact the Sale of Tobacco Products in Retail Establishments

The following webinar (from February 2020) explains the changes made to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, known as the FD&C Act, to increase the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products to 21 years of age; provides an overview on the Final Guidance: Enforcement Priorities for Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and Other Deemed Products on the Market Without Premarket Authorization.

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A nationally recognized tobacco research center, the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC) focuses on conducting scientific research and interventions addressing tobacco use and other modifiable health risk factors, such as sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and risky alcohol and other substance use as well as the dissemination of the research findings. These health risk factors have an important impact on the current and long-term health of Oklahomans and existing health disparities.

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Tobacco Stops With Me is an Oklahoma media campaign that highlights how tobacco use impacts Oklahomans. It is funded by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) and the Oklahoma Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion at the State Department of Health.

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3/13/20 update REGARDING CORONAVIRUS: The health and safety of event organizers and participants is a top priority. We advise that all event organizers closely monitor and follow recommendations of local, state and federal public health authorities regarding group gatherings. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Take Down Tobacco is a fresh take on Kick Butts Day — the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids annual day of action. Read on to find out how to participate online and in your community.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health has published an updated Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement in Tobacco Prevention and Control. The guide was written in partnership with the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis.

This user guide focuses on the critical role of youth engagement in achieving tobacco prevention and control goals. Youth bring energy and enthusiasm to tobacco control efforts and play a vital role in educating the public and mobilizing their peers to push strategies forward.

The Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement in Tobacco Prevention and Control can help you:

  • Develop a comprehensive approach to youth engagement that includes preparing to engage youth, involving youth in new tobacco control strategies, and sustaining youth engagement over time;
  • Learn from new examples how to engage youth in tobacco prevention and control;
  • Make the case for investing in youth engagement; and
  • Identify the best tobacco control resources and tools to help in planning efforts.

Click here to access the online version of the guide

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FDA continues to work with Scholastic to develop new youth e-cigarette prevention resources for schools. FDA and Scholastic are expanding their collaboration to launch their first middle school resources in addition to new resources for high schools. Resources, such as lesson plans and activity sheets, will be sent to more than one million teachers to help them start educational conversations about the harms of youth e-cigarette use.

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