FDA Calls For Comments

The FDA is encouraging retailers to send comments, data, research or other information related to non-face-to-face sale and distribution of tobacco products.

The FDA is extending the comment period until Jan. 19, 2012, for an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (ANPRM) that was published in the Federal Register of Sept. 9, 2011 (76 FR 55835).  

In that document, FDA requested comments, data, research, or other information related to non-face-to-face sale and distribution of tobacco products; the advertising, promotion, and marketing of such products; and the advertising of tobacco products via the Internet, email, direct mail, telephone, smart phones, and other communication technologies that can be directed to specific recipients.  The Agency is extending the comment period in response to a request to give interested parties additional time to comment.

Electronic or written comments should be submitted by Jan. 19, 2012.

Check out a complete list of Public Dockets for Comment. This link also lists information on submitting comments through the Federal Register on a number of specific issues related to implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act). 

 For resources on legal, regulatory, and policy issues related to tobacco products, visit FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products Guidance, Compliance & Regulatory Information webpage.  

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