Advisory Committees

April 6, 2017: Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

CTPApril 6, 20178:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Tommy Douglas Conference Center
10000 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903

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Under section 910(b)(2) (21 U.S.C. 387j(b)(2)) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act),  FDA may refer applications for premarket review of new tobacco products (PMTA) to the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (Committee). The FD&C Act also provides for mandatory referral of modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPA) to the Committee under section 911(f)(1). 21 U.S.C. 387k (f)(1).  On April 6, 2017, FDA will present information to the Committee on the processes used in review of tobacco product applications, including premarket tobacco, substantial equivalence, and modified risk tobacco product applications.  Topics will include the statutory standards applicable to the different types of applications, the scientific basis for review decisions, with a focus on PMTA and MRTPA, and the role of the Committee in the review process.

Meeting Materials
Links to meeting materials will be added as they become available.  FDA intends to make the background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its website prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and will be posted on FDA’s website after the meeting.

Seating for this meeting may be limited, so the public is encouraged to watch the free webcast instead of traveling to the meeting.  The link for the webcast will be available approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting each day and can be accessed at

Public Participation Information
Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee.Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before March 23, 2017.  Please send 20 paper copies, and one electronic copy,  of your submission to:

Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before March 23, 2017.  Please send 20 paper copies, and one electronic copy,  of your submission to:
Caryn Cohen
Office of Science
Center for Tobacco Products
Food and Drug Administration
Document Control Center
Bldg. 71, Rm. G335
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002

Copies must be received by 4 p.m. (Eastern) on March 23, 2017

Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. on April 6, 2017.  Those individuals interested in making formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before March 15, 2015. 

Time allotted for each presentation may be limited.  If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session.  The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by March 16, 2017.

Contact Information
Caryn Cohen
Office of Science
Center for Tobacco Products
Food and Drug Administration
Document Control Center, Bldg. 71, rm. G335
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

Phone: 1-877-287-1373 (choose Option 5)  

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app.2).

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