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Tobacco Practice Partner Quoted in Cuban Cigars Article

Troutman Sanders tobacco team partner Bryan Haynes was interviewed for a May 22nd Tampa Bay Times article titled “U.S. fans of Cuban cigars still have long wait before they can be sold here.” The report describes trials and tribulations facing Cuban manufacturers of premium cigars in light of the new deeming regulations published by the FDA on May 10, 2016. [Read more →]

May 24, 2016   Comments Off on Tobacco Practice Partner Quoted in Cuban Cigars Article

Deeming Regulations — Initial Impressions — Warnings

Nicotine: The deeming regulations promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration contain new warning requirements for certain tobacco products, including cigars, pipe tobacco, e-cigarettes, vapor products, hookah tobacco, dissolvables, and nicotine gel.  Effective August 8, 2018, a nicotine health warning is required on packaging and advertisements.  The language is:

“WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.”

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May 11, 2016   Comments Off on Deeming Regulations — Initial Impressions — Warnings

Child-Resistant Packaging Laws for E-Liquids Enacted

On January 28, 2016, President Obama signed the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act) into law which requires liquid nicotine containers to be packaged in child-resistant packaging.   The Act takes effect on July 26, 2016.  Liquid nicotine containers are defined as packages containing nicotine in a solution or other form, including soluble nicotine in any concentration, and that are accessible by a consumer; but excludes sealed, pre-filled and disposable containers which are inserted into e-cigarettes, ENDS or similar products, and any product where the nicotine is not accessible by a consumer.  The Act also provides effectiveness and testing standards as set forth in the federal Poison Prevention Packaging Act.  [Read more →]

March 1, 2016   Comments Off on Child-Resistant Packaging Laws for E-Liquids Enacted

Tobacco Companies to Pay $125 Million Reinstatement of Escrow Funds to Pennsylvania

On December 23, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied several tobacco companies’ petition for appeal of a Commonwealth Court ruling that Pennsylvania is entitled to reinstatement of more than $125 million in funds under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with the tobacco industry. [Read more →]

February 29, 2016   Comments Off on Tobacco Companies to Pay $125 Million Reinstatement of Escrow Funds to Pennsylvania

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

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

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

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   Comments Off on New York State Bill Would Ban Most Flavored Tobacco Products