Tobacco Products

CTP Letters to Industry

CTP sends letters to industry to provide updates, help industry understand FDA regulations and policies, and request information, per Section 904(b) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, among other reasons.

Letter to Walgreen Co.

March 4, 2019: FDA issued a letter to the corporate management of Walgreen Co. requesting a meeting to discuss whether there is a corporate-wide issue related to sales of tobacco products to minors, based on its stores’ high violation rate.


Letters to JUUL Labs, Inc. and Altria Group Inc.

February 6, 2019: FDA issued letters to the two companies regarding concerns related to the mounting epidemic of youth addiction to tobacco products, and specifically e-cigarettes, and to discuss the implication of Altria Group's recent acquisition of significant ownership in JUUL Labs, Inc.


Letters to Manufacturers Regarding Tobacco Products that May Be Marketed Illegally

FDA issues letters to tobacco product manufacturers requesting information within 30 days that will help the agency examine whether a product is being illegally marketed. These letters indicate that regulated industry may be promoting a tobacco product in a manner that potentially violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and its implementing regulations, and are not intended to communicate that FDA is considering enforcement action.



September 12, 2018: FDA issued letters to five manufacturers asking each company to submit within 60 days plans describing how they will address the widespread youth access and use of their products.


Letters to Retailers Regarding Illegal Sale of Tobacco Products to Minors

April 5, 2019: FDA issued letters to twelve retailers asking each company to submit within 30 days plans describing how they will address and mitigate illegal sales to minors.


Official Information Requests, per Section 904(b)


Notifications


 

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