From: FDA Voice (FDA.gov)
By: Cathy L. Backinger, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Cindy Miner, Ph.D.
We Need a Strong Science Base to Address Issues that Matter Now
In 2009 Congress passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, creating the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) at FDA and giving us the responsibility to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco to protect public health.