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FDA Extends Deadline to Comment on Menthol

Thursday, September 19, 2013  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

As many of you know, on July 23, 2013, the FDA issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking additional information on menthol in cigarettes. The notice included a list of questions - not limited to cigarettes -related to potential regulatory options for menthol.The deadline for public comments has been extended to November 22, 2013.

To date, 107,071 comments have already been submitted, due in part to tobacco industry efforts to mobilize opposition to any meaningful regulation of menthol in cigarettes. The public health community cannot afford to sit on the sidelines while industry advocates flood the docket with misinformation. Submit your comment today!

  • View the ANPRM Notice.
  • Read the FDA's Preliminary Scientific Evaluation.
  • Submit your own comment.

Need help? Look at our suggested talking points or contact one of our staff attorneys for assistance.

If you have already submitted comments on the Menthol Citizen Petition docket, we are working to ensure that they are incorporated in the new menthol docket. We hope you will also submit a comment on this docket, responding to the FDA's questions on broader issues than were addressed in the Citizen Petition.

Visit the FDA Tobacco Action Center for other opportunities to comment on FDA actions.

Source: Tobacco Control Legal Consortium 

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