Tobacco Regulation Report

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

Scott Gottlieb: Regulatory Achievements

Gottlieb, meanwhile, came out of the gate swinging. Less than three months after his Senate confirmation, Gottlieb issued an extended document outlining a number of ways in which the FDA would ch...

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Zeller on E-cigs

Perhaps more important than their overall views on harm reduction are the opinions Zeller and Gottlieb have expressed about tobacco products that represent the most potential for harm reduction: e-cig...

Despite his announcement to potentially require lower levels of nicotine in cigarettes, even the largest tobacco manufacturers have viewed Gottlieb as largely good for the industry.In a public stateme...

Mitch Zeller was appointed as director of the CTP in March 2013 after more than 30 years of working on FDA-related issues.A graduate of Dartmouth College and the American University Washington College...

Unlike the CTP director, the role of FDA commissioner has been around for a while: Gottlieb is the 23rd individual to hold the title since Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley (pictured here) was appointed upo...

In today’s evolving world of tobacco and nicotine products, a topic that comes up time and time again is harm reduction: the concept that there’s a public health benefit in converting smok...

Gottlieb has also called for the need of scientific evidence to support reduced-harm claims for e-cigarettes and vaping products. But the difference is, he has also laid out an official pathway to exa...

Jim Calvin, president of the New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS), described the campaign as “another overreach by the FDA” and understands why retailers would be hesitant to...

This Is Our Watch, meanwhile, is well underway. Launched in November, the program offers retailers a number of free resources designed using feedback from store owners and employees and aimed at suppo...

Whether through We Card or FDA programs such as This Is Our Watch, one thing is certain: The industry is doing an excellent job in complying with federal tobacco laws. Since the FDA first began conduc...

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