FDA Center for Tobacco Products

Premium Cigar Association Meets With Dr. Brian King, New FDA CTP Director

PCA’s meeting comes while the industry awaits whether FDA will still regulate “premium cigars.”

FDA Commissioner Orders Outside Review of Center for Tobacco Products & Others

The Reagan-Udall Foundation will evaluate FDA’s actions in regards to JUUL’s botched PMTA process as well as the baby formula shotrage.

Brian A. King Named New Director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products

The new head of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has spent more than a decade as a tobacco researcher at the Centers for Disease Control.

Michele Mital to Become Acting Director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products

Mital, FDA’s current deputy director, replaces Mitch Zeller, the longtime director of CTP, who is retiring next month.

FDA: Apply to be the New Head of Center for Tobacco Products

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has begun accepting applications for those interested in becoming the agency’s new director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products…

FDA’s Mitch Zeller Retiring in April 2022

Mitch Zeller, the head of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, will retire next April. According to a report from The Washington Post, Zeller will retire in…

House of Representatives Passes Sweeping Anti-Tobacco Bills, Cigars Exempt from Some Regulations

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a major anti-tobacco bill, one that if enacted would change the fabric of the cigar industry. Earlier today,…

Trump’s Budget Says FDA Shouldn’t Regulate Tobacco, Calls for New Agency

President Donald Trump’s proposed FY 2021 budget calls for a new agency to regulate tobacco products, removing that control from the U.S. Food & Drug…

House Committee Exempts $12+ Cigars from FDA’s Substantial Equivalence, Most New Anti-Tobacco Regulations

And finally some good news. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of…

Understanding H.R. 2339: A Doomsday Scenario for the Cigar Industry That Probably Won’t Happen

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019. The bill includes…