Smoke versus Vapor

The Tobacco Industry vs the Electronic Cigarette

FDA taking public comments on tobacco regulation

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Food and Drug Administration
[Docket No. FDA2009N0294]
Regulation of Tobacco Products; Extension of Comment Period
AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending to December 28, 2009, the comment period for the notice that appeared in the Federal Register of July 1, 2009 (74 FR 31457). In the notice, FDA requested comments on the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (the Tobacco Act). The agency is taking this action in response to a request for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments. 

Comments can be submitted to the agency online at http://www.regulations.gov, or by mail to the Division of Dockets Management [HFA-305], Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Comments should be identified with the docket number, FDA-2009-N-0294.


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The Food and Drugs Act Liaison Office (FDALO) is a resource for the public when they are experiencing problems with the regulatory process or with the application of Food and Drugs Act policies or procedures.

Our mandate is to receive complaints, concerns or enquiries about alleged acts, omissions, improprieties and/or broader systemic problems on matters pertaining to the Food and Drugs Act. We will listen, offer options, facilitate resolution, make recommendations, investigate or otherwise examine issues independently and impartially.

Contact Us: 1 866-339-4998

We will work to facilitate early resolution of disputes and focus on preventing future similar disputes. We promote transparency and work towards building stronger relationships in a confidential, independent and impartial manner.

So, if:

  • You would like help in identifying the next steps to resolve an issue;
  • You would like support in your attempts at resolution (coaching, etc.);
  • You have tried all that you can think of to resolve the issue at hand;
  • You do not know what the next steps are or could be;
  • You do not know who to call to help resolve your issue; or
  • You have reasons to believe that the process leading to the decision of Health Canada representative was unfair, biased or that due process was not followed...

Food and Drugs Act Liaison Office

Address Locator 3807A
275 Slater
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9

E-mail:   fdalo@hc-sc.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-957-4284
Toll free: 1-866-339-4998
Facsimile: 613-946-3585
Teletypewriter: 1-800-267-1245 (Health Canada)

In Person:

275 Slater, 7th Floor
Ottawa Ontario

When to Contact the Food and Drugs Act Liaison Office (FDALO)

You should consider contacting the FDALO if you are in the following circumstances:

  • You need help identifying the next steps to resolve an issue related to the Next link will take you to another Web site Food and Drugs Act
  • You are looking for support in your attempts at resolution (i.e. coaching).
  • You have tried all that you can think of to resolve the issue at hand.
  • You are not sure what the next steps are or could be.
  • You don't know who to call to help resolve your issue.
  • You have reasons to believe that the process leading to the decision of Health Canada representative was unfair, biased or that due process was not followed.

You should not contact the FDALO if:

  • Your comments are related to a case that is in litigation.
  • Your comments are not related to the Next link will take you to another Web site Food and Drugs Act.
  • You have not tried to resolve the issue with Health Canada.
  • You are not willing to cooperate with the FDALO.

The FDA


The FDA is an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for protecting and promoting the nation's public health.

"The FDA believes that there is an important trend toward consumer participation in their own health care. It's part of the agency's mission to keep up with the consumers' wish to be more "involved"

So I invite you ... the consumer ... to accept their offer and become more involved in your own health care. Please feel free to contact the FDA at any of the following sources with your thoughts and suggestions regarding their recent and highly controversial ban on the Electronic Cigarette.


Contact Them by Mail or Telephone

If you have comments or questions you can also contact them by mail:

Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

or by telephone:

Freedom of Information: FDA cannot accept on-line Freedom of Information Act requests (because such requests must be signed in writing); however, information about filing such requests is available in FDA's Electronic FOI Reading Room.


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FDA General Enquiries                                                                               

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FDA Centers & Offices  
Office of the Commissioner 888-INFO-FDA
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) 301-827-0372
Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) 301-796-7100
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) 301-796-5400
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) 301-436-1600
Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

888-FDA-VETS

888-332-8387

240- 276-9000

National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) 870-543-7130
Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) 301-827-3101
   
Safety  
FDA's emergency number 301-443-1240
Food Safety Hotline 888-723-3366
FOIA requests 301-827-6567
MedWatch 800-332-1088
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System 800-822-7967
Registration of Food Facilities 800-216-7331
   
Ombudsman  
Office of the Chief Mediator and Ombudsman  
301-827-3390
CDER Ombudsman 301-594-5443
Biologics Ombudsman 301-594-5443
Animal and Veterinary Ombudsman 240-276-9015
CDRH Ombudsman 301-796-5699
   
Related Contacts  
Consumer Product Safety Commission 800-638-2772
Federal Trade Commission 877-382-4357
Treasury Department�s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 877-382-4357
Dept. of Agriculture - Food Safety and Inspection Service 800-535-4555
EPA - Office of Pesticide Programs                 
  202-260-2090