July 9, 2010 - Dr. Lawrence R. Deyton, M.S.P.H, M.D. is the Director of the Center for Tobacco Products (CTR) within the FDA.
The core mission of the center is to implement the The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The act was signed into law by President Obama on June 22, 2009.
FDA Basic Video: Lawrence Deyton Discusses Tobacco (Video)
As stated by Dr. Deyton the primary related mission is preventing young people from initiating tobacco use.