FDA expects to issue a deeming regulation in summer 2012 to cover other tobacco products. Cigars, e-cigs and cigarillos are among tobacco products about to meet with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scrutiny. The agency has announced its intent to issue a “deeming regulation” sometime during the summer of 2012 to cover other tobacco
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).
FDA Center for Tobacco Products posted two Draft Guidance documents and an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule-Making, and encourages retailers to review the documents and submit comments. • Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff Demonstrating the Substantial Equivalence of a New Tobacco Product: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions. This draft guidance provides information in