Archive for the 'Legal Issues & Updates'

TTB to Propose Rules Distinguishing Pipe Tobacco from Cigarette Tobacco

The Senate Finance Committee this week held a hearing entitled Tobacco:  Taxes Owed, Avoided, and Evaded.  The purpose of the meeting was to address alleged tax evasion in three principal areas: ...
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Court Finds Conflicts of Interest on TPSAC Panel, Bars Use of Menthol Report

On July 21, 2014, Judge Richard Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) was barred from considering a 2011 report...
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Senate Introduces Bill Calling for “Special Packaging” Requirements for E-Liquid

On July 10, 2014, Senator Nelson of Florida, along with several co-sponsors, introduced a bill in Congress that calls for “special packaging” requirements for e-liquid.  Commonly known as the...
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Missouri Bill Vetoed that Would Prohibit the Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors

Missouri Senate Bill 841, which would prohibit the sale of “alternative nicotine products” and “vapor products” to minors, was introduced in February 2014.  In April 2014, the bill passed by...
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E-Cigarette Bill Would Regulate Product Packaging and Content

The promotion and use of electronic nicotine delivery systems will be subject to higher regulation if H.R. 5010, currently pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, is enacted. On June 26, 2014,...
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Federal Court Upholds New York City Ban on Tobacco Discounting

On June 18, 2014, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York upheld a New York City ordinance that effectively prohibits all promotional marketing and discounts for...
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FDA-Backed Research is Too Little, Too Late

Troutman Sanders tobacco team partner Bryan Haynes was quoted in a July 7th Reuters article titled “INSIGHT – As millions vape, e-cigarette researchers count puffs, scour Facebook.” Read more