"A well-meaning but poorly designed effort to keep tobacco from children could sink a niche industry and end Tampa’s fabled history as a cigar-making capital. The Food and Drug Administration needs to recognize not all tobacco products are alike and that a more thoughtful approach to regulation is needed to protect the interests of public health and business."
- Editorial in the Aug. 13, 2018 Tampa Bay Times
The FDA's public comment period has ended regarding premium cigars and other tobacco issues. The next step is two-day public meeting Oct. 22-23 in Silver Spring, Md.
But you MUST REGISTER ONLINE no later than Sept. 21, 2018, if you wish to attend the workshop in-person or by webcast. Registration is free.
Want to be a Panelist at October meeting?
Nominations to be a panelist must be emailed separately from your online registration to WORKSHOP.CTPOS@FDA.HHS.GOV no later than August 31, 2018.
Please follow the nomination instructions at: https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/default.htm