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Webinars on SE

Webinars on SE

FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) holds webinars with stakeholders to inform them of the substantial equivalence regulation and requirements. 


Update on Substantial Equivalence (SE) reports and a discussion of the recently published final guidance on grandfathered tobacco products. 

The guidance provides information on what is needed to demonstrate that a tobacco product was commercially marketed in the United States as of February 15, 2007. 

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Draft Guidance – Substantial Equivalence Reports: Manufacturer Requests for Extensions or to Change the Predicate Tobacco Product

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Compliance Training for Small Businesses – “Substantial Equivalence - An Update”

Due to a technical difficulty, some of the information in Ms. Cristi Stark’s section of April 10, 2013 webinar, “Substantial Equivalence: An Update” was not presented during the live broadcast.  We have retaped and replaced that section of the webinar in the archived version of the broadcast to ensure that all the information we intended to convey is available.

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Compliance Training for Small Businesses – “Common Issues Identified During FDA’s Scientific Evaluation of Substantial Equivalence Reports”

FDA has completed the scientific evaluation of numerous substantial equivalence reports and communicated our findings to the submitters of these reports.  This webinar will discuss some of the recurring scientific issues that FDA has observed across many substantial equivalence reports.

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Substantial Equivalence Reports 


Small Business Follow-up

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Public Health and Tobacco Control 


Tobacco Industry: Small and Large Business 


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