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Tobacco Law Blog Blog

Articles: 11-20 of 44

Louisiana Bill Would Extend Vapor Laws to Non-Nicotine Products

USA - April 11 2018 Should vapor products be regulated the same, regardless of whether they contain nicotine? A bill before the Louisiana State Legislature would…

Deeming Regulations Litigation Update—Anti-Tobacco Groups Challenge the FDA’s Extension of Deadlines for Premarket Review Submissions

USA - April 9 2018 In connection with FDA Commissioner Scott Gottleib’s July 2017 announcement regarding a new comprehensive nicotine strategy, the FDA gave…

UST Sues the FDA Regarding SE Standards

USA - April 2 2018 On February 2, 2018, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (UST) (the smokeless tobacco arm of Altria Group) filed a lawsuit in the United States District…

The FDA’s Proposed Rulemakings - How Does it All Fit Together?

USA - April 2 2018 The FDA has been quite busy over the last few weeks, issuing three Advanced Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) that could fundamentally change…

FDA Poised to Crack Down on Vape Shops

USA - April 2 2018 A recent Food and Drug Administration Request for Proposal indicates that the agency is poised to more aggressively ensure that vape shops are…

Enhancement of FDA Tobacco Retailer Penalties Approved by D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

USA - March 26 2018 How many tobacco violations can a retailer be charged with for each transaction? On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit…

Deeming Regulations Litigation Update-Vapor Challenge Stayed Pending Nicopure Labs Decision, Intervention Permitted in Middle District of Alabama

USA - March 26 2018 In a pending vapor industry challenge to the FDA’s Deeming Regulations, on March 22, 2018, the Court permitted several anti-tobacco advocacy and…

Deeming Regulations Litigation Update-FDA Attempts to Consolidate Cigar Challenges in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

USA - March 21 2018 With a merits decision anticipated in a cigar-industry challenge to the Deeming Regulations, will other Courts have the opportunity to decide similar…

Menthol Ban Pending Before New Jersey Legislature

USA - March 6 2018 Menthol cigarettes have been around since the 1920s. Will New Jersey become the first State to ban them? Pending before the New Jersey Legislature are…

Plaintiffs and Amici Curiae File Briefs in Deeming Regulations Challenge

USA - March 5 2018 Over the last few weeks, the vapor industry plaintiffs and a number of supporters have filed briefs in an appeal of a decision upholding the FDA’s…