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Tobacco Products

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

CTP Listening Session April 5 2014 Transcript  

April 5, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

San Diego Convention Center
Room 28 DE
San Diego, California   

The Office of Science in the Center for Tobacco Products is holding a public listening session in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).  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.   If time allows, brief presentations from audience members who did not register in advance may be accepted.

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 (the webinar can be found at ).  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 American Association for Cancer Research 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 AACR and you do not have to be registered for the AACR meeting in order to attend or present at the FDA public listening session. 

Registration to Present at the Public Listening Session

Advanced registration to speak at the Listening Session has closed.  We will be able to accept additional speakers; please register at the sign-in desk by the start of the session.

This public listening session will not be webcast, but a transcript will be available and posted on this website in May, 2014. 

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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