Senators Send Letter to FDA on Other Tobacco Products

Letter from three U.S. senators urges strong regulation of all OTP products

Published in Tobacco E-News

By
Thomas A. Briant, Executive Director

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) sent a letter dated October 14, 2011, to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, requesting that the agency "move swiftly to issue a strong regulation that would legally treat or deem all tobacco products, including cigars, pipe tobacco, and hookah tobacco and accessories, as subject to the Tobacco Control Act."

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) sent a letter dated October 14, 2011, to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, requesting that the agency "move swiftly to issue a strong regulation that would legally treat or deem all tobacco products, including cigars, pipe tobacco, and hookah tobacco and accessories, as subject to the Tobacco Control Act." 

In addition, the Senators have requested a meeting with Commissioner Hamburg to receive an update on FDA's progress regarding a possible regulation of other tobacco products and the time frame for the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products to complete this regulation.   Click here for the text of the October 14th letter from the three U.S. Senators to Commissioner Hamburg.

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