On December 18, Brian King, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), issued a statement regarding the release of the center’s comprehensive strategic plan. The new strategic plan outlines CTP’s plans and workforce plans for the next five years.
CTP's strategic plan identifies 5 goals, 10 outcomes and several corresponding goals. As outlined in the program's goals and outcomes, the Center works together to issue impactful regulations, use sound science to inform application reviews, pursue timely and impactful compliance and enforcement strategies, and inform the public Promote the risks of tobacco products.
Brian King said CTP will also continue to invest in its employees by driving operational enhancements and supporting further development of its workforce.
In conjunction with the strategic plan, the CTP also publishes a policy agenda for rules and guidance documents that the center is developing or plans to develop. According to the agency, this policy agenda will create a more effective approach to meeting CTP’s strategic plan. The agenda will be updated annually.