FDA Center for Tobacco Products

In our continuing effort to keep you informed of actions and communication from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration - Center for Tobacco Products, please see the update below.

We will continue to keep you informed of such material, as released from the FDA. In light of anticipated forthcoming regulations for cigars, we thought you may be interested in this information.

J. Glynn Loope, Executive Director
Cigar Rights of America

Update from the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)
This Week in CTP -- Updates from the Center for Tobacco Products
  • CTP posted a Progress Update spanning October 1, 2010-January 15, 2011 outlining its progress in implementing the Tobacco Control Act.
  • CTP launched an Online Clearinghouse for Break the Chain of Tobacco Addiction promotional materials.
  • CTP will host a Small Business Follow-up webinar on substantial equivalence regulations and requirements on January 25 at 11:30am.  The archives and presentations from previous webinars on substantial equivalence for Industry and for Public Health and Tobacco Control Organizations are also available
  • CTP will hold a webinar on January 26 at 2pm with interested Offerors to discuss the FY 2011 Tobacco Retail Inspection Request for Proposals (RFP).  More information is available on the State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Governments webpage.
  • Watch our interview with Samantha, FDA's third tobacco regulations mobile quiz winner on FDA YouTube. Samantha, a health educator at a NC public health department, details her interest in tobacco prevention, regulation, our mobile text messaging program, and how it intersects with her teen education activities.

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