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FDA Advisory Committee Set to Discuss Applications for Modified Risk Tobacco Product

January 9, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee will meet on January 24th and 25th to discuss modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) applications filed by Philip Morris Products S.A. for an electronic system that heats rather than burns tobacco products.

The MRTP applications are for the iQOS tobacco heating system with 3 types of tobacco stick products: Marlboro HeatSticks, Marlboro Smooth Menthol HeatSticks, and Marlboro Fresh Menthol HeatSticks.

MRTPs  are tobacco products that are sold or distributed for use to reduce harm or the risk of tobacco-related disease associated with commercially marketed tobacco products. A MRTP application must demonstrate that the product will or is expected to benefit the health of the population as a whole.

The Food and Drug Administration is also considering MRTP applications filed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for a variety of Camel Snus products. A Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee meeting to discuss these applications has yet to be scheduled.


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Modified Risk Tobacco Products. January 8, 2018. Available at: click here. Accessed January 8, 2018.