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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

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Team to Attend TPC Show in Las Vegas

Bryan Haynes and Nancyellen Keane of the Troutman Sanders tobacco team will be attending the Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo in Las Vegas on January 28-29, 2015.  We look forward to seeing our clients and friends at the show.  Please come visit with us at the Smokeshop Magazine booth.

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

January 17, 2015   Comments Off

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on Premium Cigars in Smokeshop Magazine

An article by the Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice appears in the October issue of Smokeshop Magazine. The article, titled “Premium Cigars Face Regulations Strangulation under FDA”, discusses the anticipated impact of FDA’s pre-market review requirements on the premium cigar market. [Read more →]

December 5, 2014   Comments Off

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on E-Cigarettes in Smokeshop Magazine

An article by the Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice appears in the December issue of Smokeshop Magazine. The article, titled “Hey Legislators: Vaping Products Don’t Belong in the MSA!” discusses the “longshot” bid by congressmen to have e-cigarettes included in the Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”). [Read more →]

December 5, 2014   Comments Off

Retailers Challenge Chicago Flavor Ordinance

A group of tobacco retailers has challenged a Chicago ordinance that generally bans the sale of flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of a school.  The ordinance does not apply to tobacco stores that derive more than 80% of their revenue from tobacco sales.  [Read more →]

October 17, 2014   Comments Off

New York City Proposes to Include E-Cigarettes in Flavor Ban

The New York City Council has recently proposed a measure that would prohibit so-called “characterizing flavors” in e-cigarettes.  The move would subject vapor products to the existing ban on “characterizing flavors” in all tobacco products, which only allows flavored tobacco products to be sold in tobacco bars that derive a certain percentage of their revenue from tobacco sales. [Read more →]

October 17, 2014   Comments Off

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Partner to Speak at FDLI Tobacco Regulation Conference

Bryan Haynes, Troutman Sanders tobacco practice partner, will be attending the Food and Drug Law Institute Tobacco Conference on October 21 in Washington, D.C. Bryan will be a panelist during the morning panel entitled “Post Market Considerations: Advertising and Promotion of Tobacco Products.” [Read more →]

October 13, 2014   Comments Off

ECIG USA – Industry Conference Takeaways

On September 24-25, the Troutman Sanders tobacco team attended the ECIG USA industry conference in Las Vegas.  Bryan Haynes spoke on a panel entitled, “The Deeming Regulations — Expectations vs. Reality.”  Panelists also included Cynthia Cabrera of SFATA, Bill Bartkowski of VapAria, and Jim Swauger of Reynolds. [Read more →]

October 4, 2014   Comments Off

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Partner to Moderate Panel at ABA Fall Council Meeting

Bryan Haynes, Troutman Sanders tobacco practice partner, will be attending the 2014 American Bar Association Section of State & Local Government Fall Council Meeting from October 9-12 in Denver, Colorado. Bryan will act as moderator during the October 9th afternoon panel entitled “The Regulation (or not!) of E-Cigarettes.” [Read more →]

September 30, 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