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Retailers Challenge Chicago Flavor Ordinance

A group of tobacco retailers has challenged a Chicago ordinance that generally bans the sale of flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of a school.  The ordinance does not apply to tobacco stores that derive more than 80% of their revenue from tobacco sales.  [Read more →]

October 17, 2014  

New York City Proposes to Include E-Cigarettes in Flavor Ban

The New York City Council has recently proposed a measure that would prohibit so-called “characterizing flavors” in e-cigarettes.  The move would subject vapor products to the existing ban on “characterizing flavors” in all tobacco products, which only allows flavored tobacco products to be sold in tobacco bars that derive a certain percentage of their revenue from tobacco sales. [Read more →]

October 17, 2014  

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Partner to Speak at FDLI Tobacco Regulation Conference

Bryan Haynes, Troutman Sanders tobacco practice partner, will be attending the Food and Drug Law Institute Tobacco Conference on October 21 in Washington, D.C. Bryan will be a panelist during the morning panel entitled “Post Market Considerations: Advertising and Promotion of Tobacco Products.” [Read more →]

October 13, 2014  

ECIG USA – Industry Conference Takeaways

On September 24-25, the Troutman Sanders tobacco team attended the ECIG USA industry conference in Las Vegas.  Bryan Haynes spoke on a panel entitled, “The Deeming Regulations — Expectations vs. Reality.”  Panelists also included Cynthia Cabrera of SFATA, Bill Bartkowski of VapAria, and Jim Swauger of Reynolds. [Read more →]

October 4, 2014  

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Partner to Moderate Panel at ABA Fall Council Meeting

Bryan Haynes, Troutman Sanders tobacco practice partner, will be attending the 2014 American Bar Association Section of State & Local Government Fall Council Meeting from October 9-12 in Denver, Colorado. Bryan will act as moderator during the October 9th afternoon panel entitled “The Regulation (or not!) of E-Cigarettes.” [Read more →]

September 30, 2014  

Class Action Suit Filed Against E-Cigarette Importer

A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Fumizer, LLC alleging the company made false claims that their e-cigarettes can aid smokers in quitting cigarettes, while neglecting to inform consumers of other alleged health risks. [Read more →]

September 26, 2014  

DC Increases Tobacco Tax But Exempts E-Cigarettes

The District of Columbia Mayor recently approved a proposal to increase the tobacco products tax, although the new law exempts e-cigarettes from the tax. [Read more →]

September 24, 2014  

FDA Announces E-Cigarette Workshop

In a notice to be published September 17th in the Federal Register, the FDA Center for Tobacco Products announced that it will conduct a public workshop to discuss e-cigarettes, including product science, packaging and labeling, risks and benefits of product characteristics, strategies to mitigate consumer risks, and methods for evaluating product performance.  The notice further indicates that the FDA intends to conduct future workshops addressing both individual- and population-level health impacts of e-cigarettes.  The workshops will be held on December 10 and 11, 2014 in Silver Spring, Maryland. [Read more →]

September 16, 2014  

Utah Regulators Take Enforcement Action Against Three E-Cigarette Companies

The Utah Department of Commerce recently announced enforcement action against three e-cigarette companies for alleged violations of state consumer protection laws.  A copy of the Department’s press release is attached here:  14-08-27_dcp-e-cigarette [Read more →]

September 15, 2014  

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Partner to Speak at ECIG Vegas Industry Conference

Bryan Haynes, Troutman Sanders tobacco practice partner, will be attending the ECIG Vegas Industry Conference from September 24-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bryan will be a panelist during the September 24th morning session entitled “The Deeming Regulations: Expectation vs. Reality.” [Read more →]

September 10, 2014