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www.desismokes.com - Close Out Letter 8/8/13


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 Food and Drug Administration
Center for Tobacco Products
9200 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville MD 20850-3229


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AUG 8 2013

Gopal Mittal

Dear Mr. Mittal:

The United States Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products has completed an evaluation of your corrective actions described in your email response dated July 30, 2013, to our Warning Letter dated July 26, 2013. Based on our evaluation, it appears that you have addressed the violations contained in the Warning Letter by no longer offering for sale modified risk tobacco products (e.g., cigarettes described as "Lights" or "mild"), flavored cigarettes, or smokeless tobacco products without any warning label statements on http://www.desismoke.com and http://www.wantsmokes.com to consumers in the United States. Specifically, http://www.desismoke.com and http://www.wantsmokes.com are no longer active websites.

This letter does not relieve you or your firm from the responsibility of taking all necessary steps to assure sustained compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and its implementing regulations or with other relevant legal authority. This letter also will not preclude any regulatory action should violations be observed in the future.



Ele Ibarra-Pratt
Division Director
Division of Promotion, Advertising, and Labeling
Office of Compliance and Enforcement
Center for Tobacco Products


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