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New Strategic Plan Outlines CTP’s Direction for the Next Five Years

In December 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) released its new strategic plan, outlining the center's operational and workforce initiatives for the next five years. Below is an overview of the five key goals of the plan provided by our firm to help keep our clients and others in the vapor and tobacco industry informed.

Goal 1: Develop, Advance, and Communicate Comprehensive and Impactful Tobacco Regulations and Guidance

The first goal aims to comprehensively regulate the evolving tobacco marketplace by developing clear regulations and guidance, ensuring public awareness and stakeholder input.

Goal 2: Ensure Timely, Clear, and Consistent Product Application Review

The second goal focuses on timely and transparent review processes for tobacco product applications, supported by the best available science to inform marketing decisions.

Goal 3: Strengthen Compliance of Regulated Industry Utilizing All Available Tools, Including Robust Enforcement Actions

The third goal seeks to strengthen industry compliance with tobacco regulations through education, enforcement actions, and collaboration with other agencies.

Goal 4: Enhance Knowledge and Understanding of the Risks Associated With Tobacco Product Use

The fourth foal aims to educate the public about the risks of tobacco use, targeting youth, tobacco users, and adults, while providing evidence-based health communication and education.

Goal 5: Advance Operational Excellence

The fifth goal aims to foster operational excellence by attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, ensuring efficient business operations, and continually enhancing operational capabilities.

Read the plan in its entirety by clicking here.

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