Tobacco Products

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We solicit information and comments, announced in the Federal Register and posted in dockets on Regulations.gov, from concerned citizens, industry, and organizations on a wide range of issues related to implementation of the Tobacco Control Act.

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Tobacco Product Application Review; Public Meeting; Request for Comments
Docket No: FDA‐2018‐N-3504
Date: December 7, 2018
Summary: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public meeting entitled "Tobacco Product Application Review." This meeting is intended to improve public understanding and provide FDA feedback on the policies and processes for submitting and reviewing tobacco product marketing applications, including the general scientific principles relevant to various application pathways, to assist those considering submitting marketing applications for tobacco products under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications: Application for Copenhagen Snuff Fine Cut submitted by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company; Availability
Docket No: FDA‐2018‐N-3261
Date: Currently no deadline for public comments
Summary: The FDA is announcing the availability for public comment of a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) application for Copenhagen Snuff Fine Cut, a loose moist snuff tobacco product submitted by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. LLC. FDA will post the application materials on a rolling basis as they are redacted in accordance with applicable laws.

Request for Nominations for Voting Members on a Public Advisory Committee; the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee
Docket No: FDA-2018-N-3263
Date: November 13, 2018
Summary: The FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products. FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these groups.

Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications: Applications for Six Camel Snus Smokeless Tobacco Products Submitted by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Availability
Docket No: FDA-2017-N-4678-0001
Date:  Currently no deadline for public comments
Summary: FDA is announcing the availability for public comment of modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs) for six Camel Snus smokeless tobacco products submitted by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications: Applications for IQOS System with Marlboro Heatsticks, IQOS System with Marlboro Smooth Menthol Heatsticks, and IQOS System with Marlboro Fresh Menthol Heatsticks Submitted by Philip Morris Products S.A.; Availability
Docket No: FDA‐2017‐D-3001
Date: Comment period extended
*Clarification: No Deadline Set for Public Comments on Philip Morris Products S.A. MRTP Applications
Summary: The FDA is announcing the availability for public comment of modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs) for IQOS system with Marlboro Heatsticks, IQOS system with Marlboro Smooth Menthol Heatsticks, and IQOS system with Marlboro Fresh Menthol Heatsticks submitted by Philip Morris Products S.A. Due to the large size of these applications, FDA will post the application documents in batches on a rolling basis as they are redacted in accordance with applicable laws.


What makes an effective and useful comment?

Our decisions are based on science and law. We look for logic, good science, and other evidence in the comments we evaluate.

  • Provide a clear statement of whether you support or oppose the proposed rule or guidance.
  • Include any of the following that support your position:
    • data
    • research
    • analysis
  • Read more tips for submitting effective comments on the regulations.gov website.

Your role in shaping tobacco regulation

Our regulatory process generally follows these steps:

  1. Rule/ Regulation Proposed
    We publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register.
  2. Public Comments Considered
    Our proposals generally have a 60-90 day review period.
  3. Final Rule Issued
    After considering all comments, we issue a final rule.
  4. Compliance with New Rule Enforced
    We must ensure that retailers and businesses comply with the regulation.

 

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