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Tobacco Regulation Report

The latest national tobacco rules and news—and what may be on the horizon
Tobacco Regulation Report

Action Plan: Public Hearing

The FDA will hold a public meeting on the premarket application and review process Oct. 22-23. The goal of the meeting is to solicit comments on its processes and provide a dedicated venue for specifi...

Tobacco Regulation Report

Action Plan: Develop an E-Cigarette Product Standard

The FDA has begun exploring a product standard for e-cigarettes. As part of that standard-development process, the agency will consider, among other things, levels of toxicants and impurities in propy...

On the issue of flavors, including flavored e-cigarettes and e-liquids, the FDA said it is concerned about youth and their exposure to nicotine but also understands the role flavored tobacco products ...

The FDA also wants to find ways to more efficiently become aware of violations affecting youth use of e-cigarettes, such as illegal product marketing to youth. The agency seeks to be faster and more a...

The FDA wants to explore opportunities for premarket review efficiencies in the hopes it can “modernize and improve the review process.” The FDA hopes to inject an increased flexibility an...

The FDA hopes to achieve a common understanding around the basic processes regarding its premarket applications. Officials want to propose new rules to help the industry on topics such as substantial ...

About a year after announcing a tobacco strategy involving nicotine levels in cigarettes and other related measures to reduce tobacco use among Americans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) s...

In April 2015, TPSAC members voted against the MRTP application from Swedish Match North America regarding its General Snus products. Officials with the Richmond, Va.-based tobacco manufacturer said t...

In a public hearing conducted Jan. 24-25, TPSAC voted on several scientific recommendations for the FDA to consider in the agency’s ongoing review of New York-based Philip Morris International&r...

Public comments have an important role in the MRTP review process, the agency said, and the FDA recognizes that TPSAC meetings provide the public with an opportunity to present information to TPSAC me...