This is the third in a series of action alerts from the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. This week’s focus is on product sampling.

Click here: SAMPLE LETTER to access a sample letter to use as a guideline to prepare your personal response to FDA’s deeming regulations. The more personalized comments, data, and information you can include in your response, the more effective your feedback will be. Once you have personalized the letter, click here to submit comment electronically. If you are redirected to the homepage, please search for ‘FDA-2014-N-0189-0001’ and click ‘Comment Now.’

The feedback the FDA receives during the public comment period will shape the final regulations that could greatly impact your small business. It is critical that you remain engaged throughout the duration of the public comment period. If you did not take action in weeks one and two, it is critical that you do so now.

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