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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Products

This Week in CTP – September 10, 2013

FDA Extends Opportunity for Public Input on Menthol in Cigarettes

FDA has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a 60-day extension of the comment period for the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking additional information to help the agency make informed decisions about menthol in cigarettes. Specifically, the FDA is requesting information to inform its thinking about potential regulatory options, such as establishing tobacco product standards, sale and distribution restrictions, and other regulatory actions and considerations. For more information, visit the FDA’s menthol cigarettes page and read the FDA’s recent press release related to menthol in cigarettes.