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FDA seeks consumer comments on Modified Risk Label for snus

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FDA seeks consumer comments on Modified Risk Label for snus
« on: August 26, 2014, 03:45:36 PM »
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/fda-seeks-comments-on-swedish-match-s-request-to-sell-snus-products-as-modified-risk-tobacco-1.1328994

RICHMOND, Va. - Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes.

The company, whose North American headquarters is in Richmond, Virginia, in June requested the Food and Drug Administration approve the snus (pronounced "snoose") products as "modified risk."

Snus are teabag-like pouches that users stick between their cheek and gum. They are popular in Scandinavian countries.

A 2009 law gives the FDA authority to evaluate tobacco products for their health risks and lets the agency approve ones that could be marketed as safer than others.

The FDA said Tuesday it will take comments for 180 days. It is the first time the agency has accepted a modified risk tobacco product application.


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Re: FDA seeks consumer comments on Modified Risk Label for snus
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 04:28:53 PM »
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/08/27/2014-20394/modified-risk-tobacco-product-applications-applications-for-10-products-submitted-by-swedish-match

Comment period is now open at this link for the next 180 days.

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2014-N-1051-0001 - This is the updated link at Regulations.gov, so this is another place you can submit comments if you have issues with FederalRegister.gov.
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Re: FDA seeks consumer comments on Modified Risk Label for snus
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 11:11:18 PM »
I think this is the shortest short cut..... ;D

http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FDA-2014-N-1051-0001

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Re: FDA seeks consumer comments on Modified Risk Label for snus
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 07:15:30 PM »
Chad, do you have a link to the public comments?

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Re: FDA seeks consumer comments on Modified Risk Label for snus
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2014, 02:13:37 PM »
Chad, do you have a link to the public comments?

It's under "Public Submission" under the Docket ID, but here's a link : Public Submission Comments

They're not open for access to the general public yet.  It may be when the comment period closes, not sure yet how FDA will handle this one.