FDA Center for Tobacco Products Invites Retailer Comments

Retailers with comments on tobacco regulations, risk, etc., have a chance to present their views to the FDA’s Center for Tobacco (CTP) products:

1. Public Workshop on Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications (MRTP)
This workshop <http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/ucm268472.htm> will provide an opportunity to discuss issues pertinent to the scientific evaluation of MRTP applications.  Aug. 25 – 26, 2011, at the FDA White Oak Conference Center, in Building 31, Room 1503 (10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993).

Registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and is recommended via email at workshop.CTPOS@fda.hhs.gov. When registering, please provide contact information including name, title, affiliation, address, email address, and telephone number. Registrants will receive an email confirmation. The event will also be Webcast <http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/ucm259201.htm> .

2. Open Docket on Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents

FDA has a new docket <http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm198169.htm> open for public comments: Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents in Tobacco Products and Tobacco Smoke (FDA–2011–N–0271). The docket <http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm198169.htm> is open until Oct. 11, 2011.



  1. Tonyhuppert says:

    The art work the FDA is requiring to be placed on tobacco products are offensive to retailers and their employees.  Its not a matter of wanting to sell tobacco or butter or any product one could argue causes health risk, its paying the bills, making payroll.  Coal miners, welders, diesel mechanics, sewer plant maintenance workers, all breath and work in unhealthy conditions for one reason, to pay the bills.  Its easy to write regulations for others as long as they do not effect your ability to pay your bills.  I realize, new regulations create jobs in the public sector , but they are created at the expense of the private sector.  Unfortunately there is no one in the public sector where “The Buck Stops Here”.  There just isn’t anyone that actually has the guts to say no to all of this.
    Tony Huppert
    Spring Valley, WI

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