National Partners Webinar Updates from the Center for Tobacco Products. Lawrence R. Deyton, M.S.P.H., M.D. Director, Center for Tobacco Products Ann Simoneau, J.D Director, Office of Compliance and Enforcement May 26, 2011.
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Lawrence R. Deyton, M.S.P.H., M.D.
Director, Center for Tobacco Products
Ann Simoneau, J.D
Director, Office of Compliance and Enforcement
May 26, 2011
To make tobacco-related death and disease part of America’s past, not America’s future, and, by doing so, ensure a healthier life for every family.
Center for Tobacco Products
Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act America’s past, not America’s future, and, by doing so, ensure a healthier life for every family.
Product Regulation Means:
Product Regulation Does America’s past, not America’s future, and, by doing so, ensure a healthier life for every family.Not Mean:
Tobacco product regulation is one more tool to reduce the disease and death caused by tobacco use
State and Local Tobacco Control Officials
October 3, 2010 (Atlanta, GA)
Tobacco Product Manufacturers, Growers, and Warehousers
December 8, 2010 (Raleigh, NC)
Minority Communities and Groups Affected by Tobacco-Related Health Disparities
February 8, 2011 (Oakland, CA)
– June 9, 2011 (Rockville, MD)
– June 28, 2011 (Gila River Indian Community, Near Phoenix, AZ)
FDA’s scientific review activities have been underway for months and include:
If the science dictates action, the TCA gives FDA many options to protect public health
* including change in design, any component, any part or any constituent, including a smoke constituent, or in the content, delivery or form of nicotine, or any other additive or ingredient
Ann Simoneau, Director
(Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington)
As of May 19, 2011:
issued to retailers: 337
FDA is committed to finding more ways to educate tobacco retailers
Tobacco retailers make up a large and diverse community – often with no experience with FDA
Tobacco retailers need information and education about the Tobacco Control Act
In FY 2010, OCE held five training retailer sessions held in Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles
Over 1,000 retailers, their representatives and trade associations attended in person, via live webcasting and/or telephone
Sessions provided information about how to comply with the law and opportunity to ask questions on federal tobacco product regulations
FY 2011 Tobacco Retailer Compliance Webinars
Upcoming: June 28, July 26, September 20
Topics include warning letters for violations; civil money penalties; age, access, and promotional restrictions, impersonal modes of sale, smokeless tobacco packaging and advertising
FDA will also solicit stakeholders for topics to be covered in future webinars