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Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on Pennsylvania’s Ongoing MSA Payment Battle in Smokeshop Magazine

An article by the Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice appears in the February issue of Smokeshop Magazine. The article, titled “Pennsylvania’s Legal Battle Over MSA Payments Keeps Twisting” discusses the ongoing battle between Pennsylvania and major tobacco manufacturers regarding disputed 2003 Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) escrow payments.

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January 23, 2015  

Tobacco Practice Partner Quoted in Law360 Article

Troutman Sanders tobacco team partner Bryan Haynes was quoted in a January 2nd Law360 article titled “Product Liability Legislation and Regulation to Watch In 2015.” [Read more →]

January 22, 2015  

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on Vapor Product Regulatory Predictions in Vapor Digest Magazine

An article by Bryan Haynes of the Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice appears in the January issue of Vapor Digest Magazine. The article, titled “Vapor Industry Regulation – Predications for 2015” discusses the regulatory landscape that could be facing the vapor industry during the upcoming year.  Aside from the FDA’s deeming regulations, which may become finalized during the coming year, Bryan speculates on the likelihood of additional regulations, primarily on a state level. [Read more →]

January 21, 2015  

Indiana AG Works with State Legislature to Increase Restrictions on E-Cigarettes

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and the Indiana legislature are working closely to pass legislation that would increase state regulation of electronic cigarettes and vaping products. [Read more →]

January 20, 2015  

New York State Bills Would Ban E-Cigarette Refills and Tax Cartridges

Two bills recently introduced in the New York State Assembly would regulate vapor products.

One bill, A 635, would ban the sale of e-liquid refill bottles.  Another bill, A 296, would tax vapor product cartridges at 75% of the wholesale price.  The products would therefore need to be sold through licensed tobacco distributors.

For questions and/or comments, please contact Bryan Haynes, at 804.697.1420 or by email.

January 18, 2015  

New York State Bill Would Ban Most Flavored Tobacco Products

Parallel bills pending in the New York State Assembly and Senate (A 128 and S 1825) would ban characterizing flavors in most tobacco products. [Read more →]

January 18, 2015  

Texas Bills Would Regulate Vapor Products in the Same Manner as Tobacco Products

Parallel bills (H 646 and SB 97) in the Texas legislature would regulate vapor products in the same manner as tobacco products by including vapor products within the same restrictions applicable to tobacco products. [Read more →]

January 18, 2015  

Virginia Legislation Would Restrict E-Cigarette Sales

A number of bills have been introduced in the Virginia legislature that would restrict sales and marketing of vapor products. [Read more →]

January 18, 2015  

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Team to Attend TPC Show in Las Vegas

Bryan Haynes and Nancyellen Keane of the Troutman Sanders tobacco team will be attending the Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo in Las Vegas on January 28-29, 2015.  We look forward to seeing our clients and friends at the show.  Please come visit with us at the Smokeshop Magazine booth.

For questions and/or comments, please contact Bryan Haynes, at 804.697.1420 or by email.

January 17, 2015  

Democratic Congressional Representatives Push For Classification of E-Cigarettes Under the MSA

On December 19, Representative Henry Waxman, Senator Dick Durbin, and Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. sent letters to the twenty-nine State Attorneys General who were signatories of the August 8, 2014 letter to the FDA regarding regulation of e-cigarettes.  The December 19th letters lauded the continuing efforts of the State Attorneys General to encourage the regulation of e-cigarettes and called on them to classify e-cigarettes as “cigarettes” under the Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”). Such classification would, among other things, impose cigarette advertising restrictions on vapor products.

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December 23, 2014