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October 7, 2010: Meeting of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

Date: October 7, 2010

Time: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on October 7.

FDA White Oak Conference Center, Building 31, Room 1503
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Building 31
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. 

Information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking and transportation may be accessed at:  http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm; under the heading “Resources for You” click on “White Oak Conference Center Parking and Transportation Information for FDA Advisory Committee Meetings”.









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On October 7, 2010, the Committee heard and discussed presentations on the publicly available industry documents as they relate to the issue of the impact of the use of menthol in cigarettes on the public health, including such use among children, African-Americans, Hispanics, and other racial and ethnic minorities.


Meeting Materials
Links to meeting materials will be added as they become available. 

Public Participation Information

Interested persons were allowed to present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee.

• Written submissions were to be sent to the contact person on or before
September 30, 2010.

• Oral presentations from the public were scheduled between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on October 7, 2010.  Those desiring to make formal oral presentations notified the contact person and were asked to submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wished to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before September 22, 2010.


Contact Information

• Karen M. Templeton-Somers, Ph.D.
Center for Tobacco Products
Food and Drug Administration
9200 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone:  1-877-287-1373 (choose Option 4) 
FAX:  240-276-3761 
Email:  TPSAC@fda.hhs.gov  

• FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
(301-443-0572 in the Washington DC area)
Code: 8732110002

Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

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Persons attending FDA’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.  FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs.  If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact please contact Karen Templeton-Somers at 1-877-287-1373 (choose Option 4) or TPSAC@fda.hhs.gov at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.  FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. 

Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/oc/advisory/default.htm for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.

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

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