Upcoming Webinar on Tuesday, June 29 - FDA Center for Tobacco Products: Inaugural Year and Looking Forward

Jun 25, 2010, 16:25 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How can death and disease associated with tobacco use be reduced? What is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doing to prevent our children from becoming the next generation of Americans to die prematurely from tobacco use?

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Learn more when FDA's Center for Tobacco Products hosts a 30-minute webinar on its inaugural year and its plans for the future. An opportunity to ask questions will follow the presentation.

When:  Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time

Where: To join the webinar, see the instructions at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Basics/ucm216530.htm. Webinar materials will also be made available here.

Host:  FDA's Center for Tobacco Products

phone: 1-877-287-1373

e-mail: AskCTP@fda.hhs.gov

Featured speaker: Lawrence R. Deyton, M.S.P.H., M.D., director, FDA's Center for Tobacco Products.

Background: On June 22, 2009, President Obama signed the historic Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This legislation gave FDA authority to regulate tobacco products, with a special emphasis on preventing their use by children and youth and reducing the impact of tobacco on public health. The act authorizes FDA to set tobacco product standards, require product listing and registration, revise health warning labels, create manufacturing standards, and review products intended to modify the risk of tobacco use.  

Note: On June 30, 2010, FDA's Center for Tobacco Products will be holding a separate Web-based public meeting on issues related to the development of a plan to enforce restrictions on the promotion and advertising of cigarettes to youth. For more information, see http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/ucm215780.htm.

This webinar is the fifth in a series of monthly online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.

Find out more about FDA's role in tobacco product regulation at

http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/ucm216493.htm and


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