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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AI60 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Tobacco Product Standard for Menthol in Cigarettes 

This final rule is a tobacco product standard to prohibit the use of menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: State, local, or tribal governments; Private Sector 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 387g    21 U.S.C 371    21 U.S.C 387f   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  07/24/2013  78 FR 44484   
ANPRM Comment Period End  09/23/2013 
NPRM  05/04/2022  87 FR 26454   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  06/21/2022  87 FR 36786   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/05/2022 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  08/02/2022 
Final Rule  08/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Beth Buckler
Senior Regulatory Counsel
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Tobacco Products, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Document Control Center, Building 71, Room G335,
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone:877 287-1373