July 16, 2018 the initial public comment period will close on two Advance Notice of Public Rulemakings for (1)setting a maximum level of nicotine in cigarettes and possibly other tobacco products; (2) the role of flavors in tobacco products (I will provide an additional e-mail on flavors.)
The FAWD has submitted a comment, but your comments and views on this rule, will be held in high regard as well. The federal rule making process is lengthy, however, providing public comment on the federal registry is an impactful way to make a difference.
Please take a moment to review the following documents, you can download below.
- FDA Press Release on the ANPRM for Nicotine
- FDA Rulemaking Flowchart
We would encourage you to get involved in this federal process and provide public comment prior to the deadline of July 16, 2018. Should you decide to provide public comments, we have provided two options for submitting comments. One option utilizes regulations.gov and is geared towards stakeholders that want to personalize their comments, for example on their own letterhead. This option carries the most impact with elected officials. A second option, and easiest to execute, utilizes tobaccoissues.com. This process has recommended comments pre-populated and also carbon copies the federal elected official from the address filed.
If you would like examples of effectively communicating our/your views, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.