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US: smokeless tobacco product regulation – federal packaging requirements, December 2022

Smokeless tobacco products in the US must comply with the federal packaging requirements and are subject to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority. In 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act authorised the FDA to regulate smokeless tobacco products, the definition of which includes chewing tobacco, snuff, and snus.

The FDA regulates the packaging and labelling of smokeless tobacco products, under the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), and the FD&C Act’s implementing regulations.

This report outlines all of the federal packaging requirements for smokeless tobacco products in the US.

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Kristina Iashina

Junior legal analyst
Kristina holds a Masters Degree in International Law from Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia. In 2020 she completed a six-month exchange programme at the University of Malaga. She has worked as a legal secretary at the Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal, Russia; and as a legal assistant in a law firm in Moscow.

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