FDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Regulation of Intended Uses of Tobacco Products
On September 25, 2015, FDA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the regulation of products made or derived from tobacco. In the Federal Register announcement, “FDA requested comments on the proposed regulation that describes the circumstances in which a product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption will be subject to regulation as a drug, device, or a combination product under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act).” Initially, the comment period was to be open until November 24, providing industry professionals with 60 days to review the regulation and submit comments.
On Monday, November 30, 2015, FDA reopened the comment period, extending the closing date from November 24, to December 30, 2015. This action was taken by the Agency “in response to a request for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments.”
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