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FDA Launches New Center for Tobacco Products

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August 19, 2009

The AARC announced today that is it pleased to welcome the new director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.

Dr. Lawrence Deyton was named to the post that was established with passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. That law was passed in June 2009 and was supported by the AARC.

Deyton was named to the post today and a new section of the FDA website was set up for the Tobacco Products center. In making the announcement FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, said “He is the rare combination of public health expert, administrative leader, scientist, and clinician.”

An announcement about his background and the priorities of the Center is available.