Explore the essentials of tobacco law and regulation and gain a comprehensive understanding of the various administrative agencies that impact this industry. Learn about FDA’s Deeming Rule, Premarket Tobacco Applications (PMTA) and Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications (MRTPA), advertising and promotion, compliance, enforcement, and related issues. Case studies, hypotheticals, and ample time for Q&A are provided.

Agenda Highlights

  • FDA’s regulation of tobacco products
  • Pathways to market
  • Product compliance including advertising and promotion requirements
  • FDA’s enforcement tools and procedures

Statutes Covered

  • Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)
  • Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act)
  • Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act (CSTHEA)
  • Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act (FCLAA)
  • Final Rule: Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; Restrictions on the Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Required Warning Statements for Tobacco Products

This course is designed for attorneys and other professionals needing an overview of the topic. No prior knowledge of tobacco law and regulation is needed.

Attendee Resources

These valuable takeaways will be provided onsite:

  • A binder of speaker handouts and related reference materials.
  • An electronic copy of FDA’s Deeming Rule and relevant guidance documents.

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Industry & Firms

  • +$200 for nonmembers
  • +$100 after 8/23/2018
  • +$100 after 9/20/2018


  • +$100 for nonmembers
  • +$100 after 8/23/2018
  • +$100 after 9/20/2018


  • +$100 for nonmembers
  • +$100 after 8/23/2018
  • +$100 after 9/20/2018


  • +$100 for nonmembers
  • +$100 after 8/23/2018
  • +$100 after 9/20/2018


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  • full-time students only
  • transcripts required
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Build On Your Knowledge

Add the two-day Tobacco Products Regulation and Policy Conference to your course registration to gain a more advanced understanding of these complex topics and save $100 off the combined fees.

To ensure that FDLI is able to provide you with a seat, materials, and meals, please register for programs at least 48 hours in advance. While onsite registration is available on a “space-available” basis; late registrants are not guaranteed materials or meals.

You can transfer your registration to another person at your organization for no cost by notifying us of the change. If you notify FDLI in writing at least five business days prior to the meeting, you can cancel your registration for a full refund (less a $75 fee). Refunds will be applied against the original form of payment.  

Our event policies are listed here. If you should have any further questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-956-6293.

Last Year’s Agenda

A preliminary agenda for 2018 will be announced in June. If you would like to be notified, please let us know.

Curriculum Advisor:
Jonathan A. Havens, Attorney, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Wednesday, October 25

8:00–8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–8:35 AM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements

8:35–10:00 AM
Overview of Tobacco Law and Regulation

J. Benneville (Ben) Haas, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Adam Susser, Associate, Keller and Heckman LLP

10:00–10:45 AM
FDA’s Deeming Regulations

Bryan Haynes, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP

10:45–11:00 AM
Networking and Refreshment Break 

11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Pathways to Market

Michael Hufford, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Behavioral Science, and Innovation, Pinney Associates

12:00–12:30 PM
Pathways to Market Part II: CTP’s Electronic Submission Process

Deborah Sholtes, Director, Division of Regulatory Science Informatics, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products, FDA
Jeff Smith, Regulatory Health Information Specialist, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products, FDA


12:30–1:30 PM
Networking Lunch

1:30–2:45 PM
Product Compliance: Labeling Requirements, Advertisement, and Promotion

David B. Clissold, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara PC

2:45–3:00 PM
Networking and Refreshment Break

3:00–4:00 PM
Inspections and Enforcement

Jonathan A. Havens, Attorney, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

4:00–4:30 PM
The Public Health Standard

Stacey Gagosian, Managing Director of Public Policy, Truth Initiative

4:30–5:15 PM
Interacting with Regulatory Agencies

Will Woodlee, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP

5:15 PM

Join us for the Tobacco Conference reception, Thursday, October 26, 5:00 – 6:30 PM.

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Continuing Legal Education

FDLI applies for CLE credits in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. These CLE approvals may also be honored by other states; please check with your bar association for guidance. The CLE credits will be posted as they are granted and you can request to be notified when approval is received.

Location and Overnight Accommodations

Conference Location

The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Overnight Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the JW Marriott Hotel, located in walking distance of the conference location. Reservations can be made online. The group rate is $339/night. Reservations must be received by September 20, 2018 in order to receive the group rate. After this date, rooms will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.

Driving, Parking, and Public Transportation

The National Press Club is closest to the Metro Center stop 13th Street exit. There are several public parking garages nearby. Detailed metro, driving, and parking information are available.

Please contact the Conference Department with any accessibility requirements or dietary restrictions, or for other questions.