FDA to Require Tobacco Companies to Report Chemicals in Products

The FDA has announced that it will require the tobacco industry to disclose whether any of 20 potentially harmful chemicals are found in their products, reports USA Today. This information must be available in a consumer-friendly format a year from now. Tobacco companies are also going to have to back up claims of “modified risk” products with scientific studies. Both FDA requirements are part of the Family Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, passed in 2009.