Philip Morris USA reports certain types of cigarette product information to various state and federal agencies.
Since 1986, PM USA has annually provided the HHS with a list of ingredients added to tobacco in the manufacture of cigarettes sold in the U.S.
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA) was signed into law by President Obama on June 22, 2009. This legislation gave the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco products. The FSPTCA added new regulatory reporting and other requirements with which PM USA and other manufacturers must comply. These requirements include, among others, registering manufacturing facilities, listing products and submitting ingredient information for each brand and sub-brand. For further information, see Federal Regulation of Tobacco
Under the Federal Trade Commission Act, the FTC has authority to order PM USA to file a special report seeking information about PM USA’s sales of cigarettes and expenditures on advertising, merchandising, and promotion for cigarettes during a calendar year. PM USA submits this and other information to the FTC upon request, including, if available, tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide yield information measured by standardized tests. For more information, see Tar & Nicotine
Beginning with New York in 2004 and now for all states, PM USA certifies every three years that its cigarettes comply with the ignition propensity performance standard in state fire standard compliant or "FSC" laws.
Since 1997, PM USA has annually reported to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts information regarding nicotine in cigarettes and cigarette smoke.
Since 1999, PM USA has annually reported information to the State of Minnesota regarding the presence of certain designated substances in tobacco and tobacco smoke.
Since 1999, PM USA has annually reported to the State of Texas product ingredient information as well as information regarding nicotine in cigarettes and cigarette smoke.