SILVER SPRING, Md. -- In the year since unveiling a new roadmap for the regulation of tobacco products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recapped its efforts in a recent newsletter, reviewing a range of activities that included public-comment periods on nicotine levels in cigarettes to a series of actions aimed at keeping youth from vaping and having access to e-cigarettes.
On July 28, 2017, Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the FDA, unveiled the agency’s Comprehensive Plan for Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation, which placed nicotine and the issue of addiction at the center of its tobacco regulation efforts.
A key piece of the approach is demonstrating a greater awareness that nicotine, while highly addictive, is delivered through products with different levels of risk, FDA officials said in the newsletter.
The FDA recapped its series of accomplishments, which included the following …
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