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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   Comments Off

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   Comments Off

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   Comments Off

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   Comments Off

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   Comments Off

Tobacco Team Partner Interviewed for E-Cigarette News Report

Troutman Sanders tobacco team partner Bryan Haynes was interviewed for a September 1st France 24 television report titled “US tobacco giants want lion’s share of e-cigarette business.”  The report describes the impact of e-cigarettes on the American tobacco market, and how the major tobacco companies are entering that market. [Read more →]

September 5, 2014   Comments Off

Save the Date – Upcoming TMA Centennial Annual Conference

Mark your calendars! In May 2015, the Tobacco Merchants Association will celebrate 100 years of working with the tobacco industry, providing “expertise and networking for success.” This is one conference you won’t want to miss! [Read more →]

August 6, 2014   Comments Off

Tobacco Practice Partner Quoted in E-Cigarette News Report

Troutman Sanders tobacco team partner Bryan Haynes was quoted in a July 22nd New York television station WETM18 report titled “Sen. Schumer and FDA on E-Cigarettes.” The report deals with Senator Schumer’s call for child proof caps and warning labels for e-cigarettes, as well other proposals to regulate these products. [Read more →]

August 6, 2014   Comments Off

Takeaways from the 82nd Annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association Trade Show

Earlier this week, the Troutman Sanders tobacco team attended the 82nd International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association trade show (“IPCPR”) in Las Vegas, Nevada. We were fortunate that Smokeshop Magazine generously agreed to share their booth with us – thanks again!  We enjoyed visiting with all of our clients and friends at the show.

In light of the newly-released draft regulations for cigars, pipe tobacco and other tobacco products, many manufacturers are taking steps and planning for the future. All companies should take the time to consider the potential impact of the proposed FDA regulations on their businesses.  We encourage you to contact us with your questions – in addition to collectively having decades of experience in the industry, we have been advising clients specifically regarding FDA tobacco requirements since before the enactment of the Tobacco Control Act in 2009.

We hope it was a productive trade show for all involved. We are looking forward to seeing you all at next year’s show in New Orleans.

For questions and/or comments, please contact Bryan Haynes, at 804.697.1420 or by email.

July 24, 2014   Comments Off

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice to Attend IPCPR Annual Convention & International Trade Show

Members of the Troutman Sanders tobacco practice will attend the 82nd International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association Annual Convention & International Trade Show from July 19-23 in Las Vegas, Nevada. We will be at the Smokeshop Magazine booth, and look forward to seeing those of you attending the show there.

If you are unable to attend, we will post a takeaway blog entry following the convention on our Tobacco Law Blog.

Click here for more information on IPCPR.

For questions and/or comments, please contact Bryan Haynes, at 804.697.1420 or by email.

July 8, 2014   Comments Off