FDA Issues 'ANPRM' on Nicotine and Cigarettes
Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes
Submit your comments by June 14, 2018 to protect the tobacco industry!
March 15, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to obtain information for consideration in developing a tobacco product standard to set the maximum nicotine level for cigarettes and other tobacco products.
View the unpublished Proposed Rule by the FDA: Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes
The Proposed Rule Could Also Affect Premium Cigars
The FDA is requesting information and data on whether premium cigars should be excluded from a possible nicotine tobacco product standard, as stated on Page 33 of the unpublished Proposed Rule:
"Some suggest that large cigars and those cigars typically referred to as "premium" cigars should be regulated differently from other cigars, asserting that they are used primarily by adults and their patterns of use are different from those of regular cigars (81 FR 28973 at 29024). FDA requests information and data on whether large and/or so-called premium cigars should be excluded from a possible nicotine tobacco product standard based on asserted different patterns of use, and whether large and/or so-called premium cigars would be migration (or dual use) candidates if FDA were to issue a nicotine tobacco product standard that excluded premium cigars from its scope. FDA also requests data and information on whether and how there is a way that, if FDA were to exclude premium cigars from the scope of a nicotine tobacco product standard, FDA could define "premium cigar" to include only unlikely migration or dual use products and thereby minimize such consequences."
Comments are due by June 14, 2018
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