Regulators to request information about chemicals in tobacco products

Last year, the FDA issued guidance that asked tobacco companies to list the amount of more than 90 “harmful and potentially harmful constituents” in their products. In addition to nicotine, the HPHCs include acetaldehyde, ammonia, arsenic and formaldehyde.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last week gave the FDA permission to ask companies about the substances. OMB also suggested that the Department of Health and Human Services consider whether to delegate a similar information collection by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products.

Congress ordered the collection of the information in the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

-- This post was modified on April 24.