Here is the official FDA announcement from last week:
The FDA is extending the comment period until January 19, 2012, for an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (ANPRM) that was published in the Federal Register of September 9, 2011 . In that document, FDA requested comments, data, research, or other information related to non-face-to-face sale and distribution of tobacco products; the advertising, promotion, and marketing of such products; and the advertising of tobacco products via the Internet, email, direct mail, telephone, smart phones, and other communication technologies that can be directed to specific recipients.
The Agency is extending the comment period in response to a request to give interested parties additional time to comment. Electronic or written comments should be submitted by January 19, 2012. Check out a complete list of Public Dockets for Comment. This link also lists information on submitting comments through the Federal Register on a number of specific issues related to implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act).
For resources on legal, regulatory, and policy issues related to tobacco products, visit FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products Guidance, Compliance & Regulatory Information web page.
If you don't fight for your rights in the War Against ALL Tobacco, who will? If you enjoy having the freedom to choose from over 150 wonderful and different products (in the case of snus) instead of the dozen or so over-priced over-the-counter Big American Tobacco psuedo-snus offerings, you had better join in the battle.
If you don't want to see nicotine banned and tobacco possession a crime, now is the time to stop it from happening.
If good former smokers like ourselves do nothing, then the anti-all-tobacco extremists win.....and the 45MM nicotine dependent US smokers lose most of all.
Wearing my General Bullet Proof Edition Snus Can over my heart*,
Reporting from the front lines on the War Against Tobacco
* Disclaimer: Swedish Match has made it very clear that General Bullet Proof should not be used in place of body armor. The can does stop a bullet but I understand Swedish Match's position and hold them harmless if I am killed by an Anti-Snus Terrorist. I'm invoking literary symbolism; not practicality in this case.