Archive for the 'Legal Issues & Updates'

Legislators Pressure the FTC and FDA to Regulate E-Cigarette Advertising and Marketing

On April 7, 2014, legislators from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa and Massachusetts wrote joint letters to the head of the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and the Food and Drug...
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New York City’s Electronic Cigarette Ban Faces Challenge

In December 2013, the New York City Council approved and Mayor Bloomberg signed into law a bill to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.  The ban was added to the City’s 2002...
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Troutman Sanders Smokeshop Magazine Article Regarding State Regulation of E-Cigarettes

An article by the Troutman Sanders tobacco practice appears in the February issue of Smokeshop Magazine.  The article, titled “E-Cigs at the Forefront,” discusses the growing momentum for...
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FDA Reports Action on Tobacco Product Premarket Approval Applications

Since the start of 2014, the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has issued four Not Substantially Equivalent (NSE) Orders, 13 Refusals to Accept Exemptions from Substantial Equivalence...
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European Union Tobacco Products Directive Cracks Down on Electronic Cigarettes

On February 26, 2014, the European Parliament approved the revised Tobacco Products Directive (the “Revised Directive”), which governs the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and...
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New Federal Legislation Would Regulate E-Cigarette Advertising and Marketing

On February 26, 2014, legislators from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa and Massachusetts introduced the federal “Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act.”  The...
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The FDA’s Regulatory Quagmire – and What it Could Mean for E-Cigarettes and Cigars

Troutman Sanders tobacco practice partner Bryan Haynes was quoted in a February 27th Reason article titled “FDA Cigarette Regulations Protect Big Tobacco, Not Public Health.” Read more