From: Convenience Store News
Industry Insiders Welcome FDA’s New Tobacco Plan
Altria calls the move “an important evolution.”
By Melissa Kress
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has laid out a new roadmap for tobacco regulation, which on one hand could be bad news for traditional cigarettes, but on the other hand, could be good news for innovative products like vapor and heat-not-burn.
The new approach places nicotine — and the issue of addiction — at the center of the FDA’s efforts. Part of the plan calls for pushing back the timelines for newly deemed tobacco products, including cigars, electronic cigarettes and hookah.