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Deeming Regulations Litigation Update-New Challenges Filed on Behalf of Vapor Plaintiffs

USA - February 12 2018 A series of challenges to the Deeming Regulations has recently been filed by several vapor-product manufacturers, retailers, and a non-profit…

Deeming Regulations Litigation Update-New Challenge Filed on Behalf of Premium Cigar Plaintiffs

USA - February 12 2018 Another challenge from the cigar industry has been filed against the FDA’s Deeming Regulations. Among the plaintiffs are a premium cigar…

Major Tobacco Companies Pursue Legislation to Lower Taxes for Modified Risk Tobacco Products

USA - February 12 2018 While the major tobacco companies pursue modified risk tobacco applications with the Food and Drug Administration, a number of bills are pending in…

Increase Proposed for Mississippi’s “Tobacco Equity Tax”

USA - January 17 2018 Pending before the Mississippi Legislature is House Bill 906, which, if enacted, would increase the “tobacco equity tax” applicable to cigarettes…

Federal Appellate Court to Consider Applicability of CCTA to Indian Tribes

USA - January 17 2018 A case currently pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenges the applicability of the federal Contraband Cigarette…

E-Cigarette Bills Pending in New York State Legislature

USA - January 12 2018 Coming under scrutiny in the 2017-18 session of the New York State Legislature, electronic cigarettes and other vapor products have been the subject…

New Hampshire Bill Would Requires Ingredient Labels and Ban Certain Ingredients for E-Liquids

USA - January 5 2018 A bill was introduced in the New Hampshire legislature on January 3, 2018 regarding the regulation of e-liquids. The bill, NH18-H.1812, specifically…

In Case over Cigarette’s “Natural,” “Organic,” and “Additive-Free” Descriptors, Some Claims Dismissed but Most Will Proceed

USA - January 4 2018 In a nearly 250-page Memorandum Opinion and Order, the Honorable James O. Browning of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico has…

Bills that Would Expand and Increase the Tobacco Excise Tax Pending in Congress

USA - December 4 2017 Little has transpired on two bills that would expand and increase the excise tax on tobacco products. Pending in Congress are S. 1837, introduced by…

Renewed Effort to Push “Tobacco to 21” Bills Through Congress

USA - November 29 2017 On November 8, 2017, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) introduced H.R. 4273. The next day, Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced S. 2100. If…