The U.S. Food and Drug Administration makes the decisions on whether or not a tobacco product could be released on the market. This is now applicable to those products introduced since February 2007.

This is in connection to the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that helps in keeping away more addictive tobacco products from consumers. Because of this law, the FDA will have to examine the effect of alterations of existing tobacco products on the health of people.

It is now necessary to know if more health-risking and more addictive ingredients were added. If products do not meet the criterion that is presented by the FDA, it will have to be taken out from the market. FDA has earned praises because of this move.

By doing so, tobacco product companies will no longer manipulate their products to make it more appealing and addictive, Matthew L. Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said in a Wednesday news release.

The application for review for the continuation to sell recently introduced or altered tobacco products will be until March 22. The review will be paid by the tobacco companies. In addition, the companies must also secure a marketing order from the FDA if they want to introduce a new product.