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Federal Court Forces FDA’s Hand on Graphic Warning Labels

USA - September 7 2018 This week, in a rare instance of a court directing a federal agency to take action, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ordered…

Louisiana Broadens Vapor Laws’ Reach to Include Non-Nicotine Products

USA - September 4 2018 Louisiana has redefined “vapor products” to include nicotine and non-nicotine products. The law became effective on May 30, 2018 when Governor John…

FDA Announces its Plans to Issue Tobacco Product Application “Foundational” Rules

USA - August 27 2018 To mark the nine-year anniversary of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act and the one-year anniversary of FDA’s Comprehensive Plan…

State Attorneys General, U.S. Senators Seek to Ban All Flavored Tobacco Products

USA - August 20 2018 In connection with the FDA’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) addressing flavored tobacco products, a group of State Attorneys General…

Deeming Regulations Litigation Update—Uncertain Path Ahead for Dual Cigar-Industry Challenges Pending at the Trial Level; Appellate Proceedings Moving Forward

USA - August 19 2018 With a related appeal pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, what will become of pending trial litigation in Cigar Association of…

New Jersey Legislature Enacts New Law Taxing Sales of Liquid Nicotine

USA - August 19 2018 New Jersey recently passed legislation imposing an excise tax on sales of liquid nicotine. The new law will be effective as of October 1, 2018. The…

United States Supreme Court Decides South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overrules Decades of Precedent for Taxation of Remote Sales and Imposes New Responsibilities for Internet and Other Remote Sellers of Tobacco Products

USA - July 30 2018 On June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. The decision overruled decades of prior precedent…

Deeming Regulations Litigation Update-U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Expected Forum for Three Appointments Clause Challenges

USA - July 30 2018 The FDA has advanced in its “procedural maneuvering” in three constitutional challenges to the Deeming Regulations. The challenges - premised on the…

Federal Government Seeks to Intervene in Tribal Lawsuit Against the State of Nebraska

USA - June 25 2018 The federal government is attempting to intervene in a lawsuit between a tribal tobacco manufacturer and the State of Nebraska. HCI Distribution Inc…

Deeming Regulations Litigation Update - Cigar Industry Plaintiffs Seek Stay of Health Warning Requirements Pending Appeal

USA - June 18 2018 The United States Food and Drug Administration recently obtained summary judgment on several cigar industry claims challenging the FDA’s Deeming…