We have two VERY GOOD reasons why your company should not hesitate to join the Responsible Industry Network (RIN) program today.
1. "For a PMTA to be approved for a marketing order, FDA “intends to consider how an applicant will target the marketing of its new tobacco product to reach its intended consumers of legal age and to assess potential effect on nonusers. FDA will also consider how the applicant intends to minimize the extent to which youth can access the product and are exposed to its marketing.”
2. "If the PMTA does not address youth access to the product, youth exposure to the product's labeling, advertising, marketing, and promotion, and youth initiation, such as describing how it proposes to restrict the sale or distribution of its product to limit potential youth access to the product … FDA may be unable to determine that the applicant has made a showing that permitting the marketing of the new tobacco product would be appropriate for the protection of public health.”
With the ever-increasing use of vapor products by adult smokers looking for an alternative to combustible tobacco, the businesses that participate in SFATA’s Responsible Industry Network (RIN) are committed to doing their part in preventing underage use of vapor products in their communities. SFATA’s Responsible Industry Network Program helps to achieve this and satisfies FDA’s post-market surveillance requirement.
The goal of SFATA’s Responsible Industry Network is to provide a post-market surveillance pathway through data, training, accountability, and corrective measures for vapor manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, as well as a method for law enforcement and regulatory authorities to ensure that significantly fewer vapor products end up in youth hands.
Additionally, authorities can confiscate those products that do and levy enforcement action against the parties who are responsible, whether they are manufacturers, distributors, retailers, or straw buyers, such as family members or friends.
Retail participants in SFATA’s RIN program are committed to selling products purchased from manufacturers and distributors also participating in the program, ensuring a closed-loop supply chain.
SFATA’s RIN program also involves on-going monitoring of participants to ensure adherence to federal, state, and local regulatory statutes, as well as compliance to the program as a whole.
In short, the RIN program is designed to solve a problem – comply or die.
And that is what the RIN program does - it handles post-market reporting compliance to help your business survive.
We are working on bringing you an entirely new website exclusively devoted to the Responsible Industry Network.
While we work on that, we hope you find the information here useful.
We truly hope you will join our growing number of RIN program members today. You can do so through any of the JOIN NOW links on the website.
Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) is a nonprofit organized as a 501(c)6 under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
SFATA's mission is to advocate for a reasonably regulated U.S. marketplace which allows our member companies to provide smoke-free products to adult consumers that are an attractive choice, while promoting a positive public image for vapor products and educating businesses in our industry.
We strive to stay in communication with our members and with the community at large. Have a question about the RIN program, or want to talk to us about your specific needs? Send us a message or give us a call. We're always happy to help!
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