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Tobacco Regulation Report

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

TPSAC: What Happens at Review Meetings?

Before a meeting, TPSAC members receive materials prepared by the FDA and the manufacturer—in this case, Reynolds—that provide context to inform TPSAC members’ discussion, including ...

Tobacco Regulation Report

TPSAC: Its Role in MRTP Applications

By law, the FDA must refer MRTP applications to TPSAC, and TPSAC must report its recommendations on the applications. The FDA reviews and makes the determination as to whether to authorize an MRTP, an...

Generally, the role of TPSAC is to review and evaluate scientific issues, including safety, dependence and health issues relating to tobacco products, and provide advice, information and recommendatio...

In the latest development surrounding the FDA and the tobacco category, the agency issued what it calls a Federal Register notice announcing its TPSAC review six of Reynolds’ snus products from ...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues its review of tobacco products to determine if manufacturers can claim them to be modified-risk or reduced-risk as compared to traditional combust...

Beyond product applications, there are other deadlines (some that already have passed) that are part of the deeming rule. Those deadlines include:—Registration of establishments engaged in ...

Under the original deadlines set in the FDA deeming rule for electronic cigarettes, cigars and other previously undeemed tobacco products, manufacturers would be facing important deadlines this year: ...

The new warning statements also apply to advertisements, including those created by retailers. The kinds of retailer-created advertisements that fall under the statute include promotional materials (p...

As of Aug. 10, 2018, retailers cannot sell or distribute tobacco products without the updated warning statement unless the tobacco product falls under the “safe harbor” provision. To fall ...

Compliance deadlines for the new nicotine warning statements are as follows:—Aug. 10, 2018: Advertisements for these tobacco products must bear the new addictiveness warning. This applies to man...