Which Products Have Passed FDA Review?

After many years, FDA authorizes only IQOS, General smokeless products and low-nicotine cigarettes
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WASHINGTON — After taking years—at least two for the heat-not-burn device called IQOS—to move applications through its new-product review process, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized only three families of products for marketing and sale in the United States in the past five years.

Here’s that short list of products:

Authorized in 2019:

Company: 22nd Century Group Inc., Williamsville, N.Y.

Category: Cigarettes, low nicotine

Product names: Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol


Company: Philip Morris Products SA, New York

Category: E-cigarettes, noncombustible

Product names: IQOS System Holder and Charger, Marlboro Heatsticks, Marlboro Smooth Menthol Heatsticks and Marlboro Fresh Menthol Heatsticks

Authorized in 2015:

Company: Swedish Match North America Inc., Richmond, Va.

Category: Smokeless tobacco

Product names: General Loose, General Dry Mint Portion Original Mini, General Portion Original Large, General Classic Blend Portion White Large (12-count), General Mint Portion White Large, General Nordic Mint Portion White Large (12-count), General Portion White Large and General Wintergreen Portion White Large

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