From: FDA/Federal Register
SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products, is establishing a public docket in conjunction with the first public workshop to gather scientific information about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as announced in Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0001-0079. Regardless of attendance at the public workshop, interested parties are invited to submit comments, supported by research and data, regarding electronic cigarettes and the public health.
DATES: Submit written or electronic comments by April 15, 2015.
On September 17, 2014, FDA announced a public workshop to gather information about e-cigarettes and the public health (Electronic Cigarettes and the Public Health; Public Workshop; 79 FR 55815, September 17, 2014, Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0001). The focus of the workshop is product science (specifically device designs and characteristics, and e-liquid and aerosol constituents), product packaging, constituent labeling, and environmental impact. FDA intends to follow the first workshop with two additional e-cigarette workshops; one on individual health effects and one on population health effects. As stated in the Federal Register notice of the public workshop, the workshops are not intended to inform the Agency’s deeming rulemaking. The workshops are intended to better inform FDA about these products. Should the Agency move forward as proposed to regulate e-cigarettes, additional information about the products would assist the Agency in carrying out its responsibilities under the law.