US FDA Seeks Nominations for Tobacco Products Science Advisory Board

A recent Federal Register Notice announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting nominations for voting members to serve on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products. This committee advises the Commissioner of Food and Drugs or designee in discharging responsibilities related to the regulation of tobacco products. Also, the committee reviews and evaluates safety, dependence, and health issues relating to tobacco products and provides appropriate advice, information, and recommendations to the Commissioner.

FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these groups. Nominations received on or before January 15, 2016, will be given first consideration for membership on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. Nominations received after January 15, 2016, will be considered for nomination to the committee as later vacancies occur.

All nominations for membership should be sent electronically by logging into the FDA Advisory Committee Membership Nomination Portal or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5103, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002.

Regarding all nomination questions for membership, the primary contact is Caryn Cohen, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Tobacco Products, Document Control Center, Building 71, Rm. G335, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 1.877.287.1373 (choose Option 5), Fax: 240.276.3655,

Information about becoming a member on an FDA advisory committee can also be obtained by visiting FDA's website.

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