FDA discussion announced

| October 18, 2017

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is due on Thursday to host what it is promoting as the public health community’s first opportunity to discuss the comprehensive approach to nicotine and tobacco proposed in July by the US Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA proposal includes plans to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels and to encourage the development of innovative products that might be less risky than are cigarettes.

The agency’s commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, MD, will speak at the event, which will include too a panel discussion with Mitch Zeller, JD, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, Bloomberg professor of disease prevention, Joanna Cohen, PhD, MHSc, Professor Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD, of the University of Minnesota, and Professor Ken Warner, PhD, of the University of Michigan. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health associate dean Joshua Sharfstein, MD, will moderate the panel.

The event is due to be webcast at: https://www.jhsph.edu/offices-and-services/practice-and-training/news-and-events/the-regulation-of-nicotine.html.

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