FDA says no co-packaging with tobacco
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Executive SummaryFDA says in draft guidance that the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act prohibits sales of tobacco products made or packaged with other agency-regulated products. The Center for Tobacco Products' draft, prepared for the Oct. 5 Federal Register, says co-packaging of mouthwash or skin cream with cigarettes, adding tobacco to gum or nicotine to water, juice or soft drinks are examples of prohibited combinations. The law also prohibits including coupons with tobacco products for discounts on other FDA-regulated products. The center is not targeting any product on the market, and the draft does not concern regulation of electronic cigarettes, an FDA staffer said. Comments on the draft guidance are due by early January 2010
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