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Follow Up on Effective Dates of New Rules on E-Cig Advertising
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2016

In recent days, there have been a number of broadcast trade press articles about new regulations that have gone into effect for e-cig advertising. We

Tobacco and Smoking Products - How New Rules on the Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products, E-Cigarettes and Herbal Cigarettes Will Affect Retailers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 21 2016

New UK regulations governing tobacco products and e-cigarettes came into effect on 20 May 2016. Retailers will not be able to sell non-compliant

Smoking kills... but did it kill Cotton?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 21 2010

In 2002, Paul Cotton died of lung cancer.

Cancer Panel report says environmental chemicals causing “grievous harm”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

Described by the media as "landmark" and "extraordinary," the President's Cancer Panel newly issued 2008-2009 Annual Report claims that the National Cancer Program has not adequately addressed the "true burden of environmentally induced cancer."

Massachusetts Superior Court holds claim that cigarettes should have delivered lower nicotine dose does not improperly seek to ban entire product category; plaintiff need not show decedent would have used low-nicotine product to prove causation
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

In Haglund v Philip Morris, Inc, 2009 WL 3839004 (Mass. Super. Ct. Oct. 20, 2009), the widow of a man who had died of lung cancer sued a cigarette manufacturer in Massachusetts Superior Court for breach of the implied warranty of merchantability based on the allegedly defective design of defendant’s cigarettes to deliver too much nicotine.

Closing comment periods of note
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2009

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is accepting comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to place the substance 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) and its salts into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

Other European news in brief
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • August 20 2009

On 1 July 2009 France’s national minimum hourly wage increased from 8.71 to 8.82.

New law allows FDA to regulate tobacco products
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2009

On June 22, 2009, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1256, the “Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act,” as amended.

State unfair trade practices claims may get boost from pre-emption ruling
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2009

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may weaken one line of defense against state unfair trade practices claims: federal pre-emption.

Lighting up time for Churchill
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 1 2008

Swiss manufacturer Oettinger Davidoff is launching a new brand of cigars paying homage to one of the world's most recognised cigar smokers, the wartime prime minister Winston Churchill.