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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Products

This Week in CTP – October 4, 2013


FDA Basics Webinar POSTPONED and a Funding Opportunity Announcement

Due to the government shutdown, we postponed the upcoming FDA Basics webinar, 20 Years Later – Returning to FDA to Regulate Tobacco, featuring our Director Mitch Zeller. The webinar will be rescheduled in the near future. Please return to our website for updates, including the rescheduled time and log-in information.


On September 30, a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled, “Cigarette Tobacco Reference Products Program” was posted. This FOA invites applications to develop a cigarette tobacco reference products program that will require significant collaboration and research efforts with outside organizations. The selected organization(s) will develop tobacco reference products representing American blended cigarettes to be used for investigational non-clinical purposes by tobacco manufacturers, contract and government laboratories, and academic institutions. The selected organization(s) will collaborate with these stakeholders, including FDA, in developing the tobacco reference products. A letter of intent is due October 15, 2013.


Read the FOA for more information, including eligibility requirements and the application process.