Thursday, January 6, 2011

FDA Launches Review of Tobacco Products

Healthday News, January 5, 2011

"Tobacco products introduced or altered since February 2007 must be reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration if they are to remain on the market, the agency announced Wednesday.
This effort, one aspect of the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, is meant to keep more addictive products from the hands of consumers. Any new or revised tobacco products must be substantially equivalent to products sold on or before Feb. 15, 2007, the agency said.
'Up to now tobacco products have been the only mass-consumed products for which users do not know what they are consuming,' Dr. Lawrence R. Deyton, director of FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, said during a Wednesday morning news conference." Read More

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