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Tobacco Products

February: Public Listening Session for the Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products, FDA

Public Listening Session for the Office of Science

Center for Tobacco Products, Food and Drug Administration

February 6, 2014
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sheraton Seattle
Grand Ballroom B
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
Hotel Phone: (206) 621-9000 

The Office of Science in the Center for Tobacco Products is holding a public listening session in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT).  Senior staff from the Office of Science will be present to hear relevant presentations from members of the public who have registered by the deadline below. 

Although presentations on any topic relevant to science-based regulation of tobacco products are welcome, we are particularly interested in hearing from the public on priorities discussed in a December 11, 2013 webinar from Mitch Zeller, JD, Director of the Center for Tobacco Products (access this webinar).  Those topics are: 

CTP’s Public Health Goals:

  • Prevent youth tobacco initiation
  • Encourage adults who use tobacco to quit
  • Reduce product harms and addictiveness
  • Develop a science base and continue meaningful product regulation to reduce the toll of tobacco-related disease, disability and death

Proposals for presentations on other topics related to the science-based regulation of tobacco products are also welcome! 

Who may participate in this session

The goal is to facilitate public comment regarding the scientific issues associated with the process of tobacco product regulation.  This session is being held in conjunction with the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco for the convenience of the many researchers who attend this meeting, and for others present on the west coast.  This is not a session of SRNT and you do not have to be registered for the SRNT meeting in order to attend or present at the FDA public listening session. 

Registration to Present at the Public Listening Session

Register to present at the public listening session at .  The deadline for registering to present is January 25, 2014.  We will contact those whose presentations are selected no later than January 28, 2014, and provide details on submitting any slides and the length of time available for the presentation.

Please provide your name, affiliation, the topic on which you wish to present, and the amount of time requested.  It anticipated that presentations will be limited to no more than 10 minutes each, and that time may be restricted further if there are many requests to present. 

It is not necessary to register if you are only planning to attend the session, and not present. 

Listening Session Transcript

Special Accommodations:

If you need special accommodations because of disability, please contact  at least 7 days before the public listening session. 

Contact for Questions:

Karen M. Templeton-Somers, Ph.D.
Office of Science
Center for Tobacco Products
Food and Drug Administration
9200 Corporate Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone: 1-877-287-1373 (choose Option 5),
FAX: 240-276-3655

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