FDA’s Recent Regulatory Actions on Tobacco Products

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FDA Plans to Reduce Addictiveness of Cigarettes and Other Combusted Tobacco Products

In June, the Biden-Harris Administration published plans for future potential regulatory actions that include FDA’s plans to develop a proposed product standard that would establish a maximum nicotine level to reduce the addictiveness of cigarettes and certain other combusted tobacco products. The goal of the potential rule would be to reduce youth use, addiction and death.  

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Update on Review and Enforcement of Non-Tobacco Nicotine Products

On Aug. 3, Brian King, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, shared an update on the agency’s review and enforcement of non-tobacco nicotine products.

Dr. King’s update, among other things, includes information on acceptance review of applications and new warning letters to manufacturers and retailers of non-tobacco nicotine products.

FDA remains committed to providing regular updates about premarket review progress, as well as compliance and enforcement actions related to non-tobacco nicotine products.

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Comment Period Closed for FDA Proposed Rules Prohibiting Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

On Aug. 2, the comment period closed for the following proposed rules:

FDA received a very large number of comments - nearly 250,000 comments, including approximately 175,000 for the menthol cigarettes proposed rule and approximately 71,000 for the flavored cigars proposed rule. FDA appreciates the public’s active engagement in the rulemaking process and has already begun to review the comments, scientific data, expert opinions, and facts that were submitted.

FDA is committed to completing the rulemaking process as quickly as possible; however, we will need ample time to comprehensively review and analyze all of the comments. As additional information is available, we will continue to provide updates on the status of this rulemaking process.  

New Public Health Education Resources

FDA’s Toolkit About Vaping and E-Cigarettes for Professionals Working With Youth

E-cigarette use among youth remains a problem, and this toolkit provides vital information to help you educate your communities about e-cigarettes and their effects on youth.

Get the facts about youth vaping in FDA’s new toolkit, including:

➡️What are e-cigarettes?

➡️What are the signs and symptoms of nicotine addiction?

➡️How can adults help teens quit vaping?

…and more.

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