REMINDER TO SUMBIT COMMENTS ON THE FDA’S PROPOSED REGULATIONS BANNING MENTHOL IN CIGARETTES AND CHARACTERIZING FLAVORS IN CIGARS

As a reminder, the Association is encouraging member to submit comments to the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products on the proposed product standard regulations that would ban menthol as a flavor in cigarettes and prohibit characterizing flavors in cigars. Since the FDA issued one set of regulations for banning menthol in cigarettes and another set of regulations for prohibiting flavors in cigars, separate comments will need to be submitted for each of the regulations. While industry members have requested that the FDA extend the period of time to submit comments, the current deadline for comment submission is July 5, 2022.

The process to submit comments to the FDA is simple and straightforward and NATO has provided easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to draft and submit comments to the FDA. See instructions HERE.

In addition, NATO has supplied talking points to consider when making your comments. See the talking points HERE.