Category — Legal Issues & Updates
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.
January 23, 2015 Comments Off on Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on Pennsylvania’s Ongoing MSA Payment Battle in Smokeshop Magazine
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 Comments Off on Tobacco Practice Partner Quoted in Law360 Article
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 Comments Off on Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on Vapor Product Regulatory Predictions in Vapor Digest Magazine
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 Comments Off on Indiana AG Works with State Legislature to Increase Restrictions on E-Cigarettes
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.
January 18, 2015 Comments Off on New York State Bills Would Ban E-Cigarette Refills and Tax Cartridges
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 Comments Off on New York State Bill Would Ban Most Flavored 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 Comments Off on Texas Bills Would Regulate Vapor Products in the Same Manner as Tobacco Products
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 Comments Off on Virginia Legislation Would Restrict E-Cigarette Sales
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.
December 23, 2014 Comments Off on Democratic Congressional Representatives Push For Classification of E-Cigarettes Under the MSA
The Tricky World of Online Tobacco Sales – the FDA Issues Warning Letters to Retailers for Sales of NSE-Products
On December 16, the FDA issued warning letters to six online retailers for selling “across state lines a tobacco product subject to a Not Substantially Equivalent (NSE) Order.” Once an NSE order has been issued for a particular tobacco product by the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, the products are considered “misbranded and adulterated” and therefore cannot be sold, marketed, or distributed. [Read more →]
December 19, 2014 Comments Off on The Tricky World of Online Tobacco Sales – the FDA Issues Warning Letters to Retailers for Sales of NSE-Products