Troutman Sanders partner Bryan Haynes was interviewed for a Law 360 article regarding the FDA’s July 27th announcement it is considering a rule regarding nicotine levels in cigarettes. While such a rule would likely be years away, people involved in the industry are already speculating on the consequences of such a policy. This may include the potential for illicit trade, which is one factor the FDA must consider when evaluating such a rule. Bryan was quoted as saying, “The potential for black markets [of higher nicotine cigarettes] is a very real issue.”

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