FDA Launches Compliance Webinars

The Center for Tobacco Products is offering a series of webinars to help industry understand a recently finalized rule extending the FDA’s authority to all tobacco products. Under the rule, which is often referred to as the “deeming rule,” the FDA’s authority covers products such as e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco, among others.

Some of the webinars are designed for specific audiences—tobacco retailers, vape shops, or manufacturers and importers, for example—to help them understand and comply with the new rule. The series includes two live question-and-answer sessions—the first for retailers on May 25, 2016, and the second for manufacturers on a date to be announced soon.

The first six webinars in the series are now available on the FDA website and at 2pm on the aforementioned date the live session will be held. Those wishing to submit questions for the live seminar can do so by email. Members of industry are invited to submit questions for these sessions, either ahead of time by emailing AskCTP@fda.hhs.gov.