PMTA Updates

Thousands of manufacturers and importers submitted premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) to the Food and Drug Administration by the Sept. 9, 2020, deadline to continue selling their products in the United States. How have these applications fared? Who will remain in the market and who willl exit? Keep up with the latest developments in market authorizations in this dedicated section of our website.

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