FDA Targets Tobacco Products Claims

Pursuant to Section 201(rr) of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Tobacco Control Act, a “tobacco product” is any product made or derived from tobacco intended for human consumption, but excludes drugs, devices, and combination (drug-device) products. A product is a drug, device, or combination product if it is intended to … Continue Reading

Diet Data

FDA releases most recent diet survey findings. FDA conducts periodic consumer surveys by telephone to help the Agency gain a better understanding of consumer knowledge, attitudes, and practices about current and emerging nutrition and labeling issues. FDA recently released the results of its 11th Health and Diet Survey, which was conducted in 2014.  Among other data, the … Continue Reading

Tobacco Turmoil

FDA’s regulatory authority extended to all tobacco products. As covered previously on this blog, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 (Tobacco Control Act), FDA has the authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and any … Continue Reading

Viva Vaping

Royal College of Physicians encourages e-cigarette use as a substitute for smoking. Public health authorities worldwide have long known and publicized the health risks associated with smoking and tobacco use.  Smoking still remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.  As FDA prepares to publish its “Deeming Regulation” — which is expected to … Continue Reading

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