FDA Wants Tobacco Cos. To List Chemicals, Back Risk Claims

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday released draft guidance advising tobacco makers to reveal levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their products and substantiate claims about "modified-risk tobacco," in the agency's latest move to implement a sweeping 2009 tobacco law.

Under the first guidance, the FDA has listed 93 harmful or potentially harmful constituents that companies should report to the agency for all of its tobacco products. But during 2012, the FDA will focus only on 20 of those chemicals in cigarettes, smokeless tobacco...
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