Last Call to Submit Deeming Comments

FDA public comment period ends Friday

Published in Tobacco E-News

By
Thomas A. Briant, Executive Director

FDA Deeming Deadline
MINNEAPOLIS -- With public comments on the proposed tobacco deeming regulations due to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by Friday, August 8, 2014, this bulletin is a last call for tobacco retailers and wholesalers to take 10 to 15 minutes and submit comments to the FDA. NATO is providing with this article easy step-by-step instructions and suggested comments to make the process of submitting comments to the FDA simple and quick.
 
Instructions for Submitting and Drafting Comments
 
The proposed deeming regulation would extend the agency’s regulatory authority to all other categories of tobacco products including cigars, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes, nicotine gels, hookah tobacco and dissolvables, except accessories of a tobacco product. Exempt accessories would include such items as lighters, cigar cutters, humidors, cases, and hookah tobacco tongs, charcoal burners and holders. 
 
Below are links to step-by-step instructions and suggested comments on NATO’s website. Retailers and wholesalers are encouraged to take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to review the applicable instructions sheet and submit comments to the FDA either on-line or by mail. Take this action to protect your business by letting the FDA know your concerns about the deeming regulations.  Below are links: 
 
 
 
Again, please take the time to review the instructions on how to submit comments to the FDA and submit comments as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, August 8, 2014.