On March 21, 2018, the FDA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, seeking information on the role of flavors in tobacco products, including the role of menthol in cigarettes. This ANPRM is a part of the regulatory plan for tobacco products that was announced by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on July 28, 2017. For information about the FDA’s plan, including the potential outcomes of each part of the plan and the legal barriers to implementation, see The FDA’s New Tobacco Regulatory Plan: What You Need to Know.
To assist members of the public health community as they develop comments to the FDA, we have developed these resources:
- Questions and Talking Points for Nicotine and Tobacco Researchers
- Getting Scientific Research to the FDA
- Questions and Talking Points for Public Health Professionals
- Telling the Public Health Story to the FDA
This docket closed on July 19, 2018 and the FDA has not yet proposed a rule.