On December 19, 2022, a five-member Independent Expert Panel of the Reagan-Udall Foundation issued a 39-page report on the panel’s evaluation of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). While the report did not directly address the specific concerns WLF raised in its November 7 comment, the panel generally noted CTP’s failure to establish and adhere to clear standards for its review of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System applications and recommended CTP develop a clearer and more predictable framework that can reduce delays and minimize costs. The panel also urged FDA to communicate the risks of underage non-combustible-product use in a manner that does not deter adult cigarette smokers from switching to such products.


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