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Senators Ask FTC to Investigate Liquid Nicotine Retailers for Unfair or Deceptive Practices

“We must not tolerate the marketing of a harmful chemical to teenagers and children, especially under the imprimatur of recognizable brands — an advertising activity plainly undertaken to create a new generation of nicotine-addicted smokers or ‘vapers.’
US Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA)
added Dec 23, 2015 05:03

Sickest states do little to snuff out smoking

States hit hardest by the ravages of tobacco are often the least aggressive at hitting back, a USA TODAY analysis...a deadly culture of smoking lingers, which officials say is fueled relentlessly by tobacco companies targeting...Kentucky, Tennessee, Miss
USA Today
added Nov 9, 2015 21:48

Feds Ban E-Cigarettes in Checked Airline Bags, Citing Fire Threat

A new federal rule forbids airline passengers from packing electronic cigarettes or other battery-operated electronic smoking devices in their checked bags to protect against in-flight fires. The rule still allows e-cigarettes in carry-on bags, but passe
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 26, 2015 18:54

[Oregon] Letter from Senators to White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) (PDF)

We urge OMB to work quickly to finalize review of the final deeming rule, ensuring that the rule gives FDA authority over all tobacco products including e-cigarettes and cigars, explicitly bans the use of flavorings and marketing that appeals to children
US Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
added Oct 24, 2015 14:12

[Washington] Wash. Tribe Claims Immunity In 9th Circ. Tax Row ($$)

The Quinault Indian Nation urged the Ninth Circuit Wednesday to toss out counterclaims from the estate of a deceased tribal member in response to the tribe’s now-dismissed $90 million lawsuit over unpaid cigarette taxes, saying that it has not expressly w
added Oct 8, 2015 09:57

Tobacco manufacturers revive lawsuit against FDA

Altria Group Inc., Lorillard Inc. and Reynolds American Inc., along with subsidiaries, sued April 14 over rules for packaging labels that they consider too restrictive under the federal Tobacco Control Act of 2009.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 1, 2015 08:52

[North Carolina] TILLIS LETTER TO MICHAEL FROMAN, Office of the United States Trade Representative / TILLIS LEETER TO SEN. HATCH (PDF)

met personally with Leader McConnell and Chairman Hatch, both of whom continue to express opposition to a tobacco "carve out,"...the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA) set clear directives for you and your team,
US Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
added Aug 8, 2015 12:49

Maine AG contends proposed bill would weaken Tobacco Control Act

called on Congress to vote against a proposal that would weaken the Tobacco Control Act. Mills, along with Indiana Attorney General Gregg Zoeller, argue that the new proposal also would limit the authority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to rev
Legal NewsLine
added Jul 14, 2015 21:00

State Attorney Generals take action against Targeting of e-Cigarettes to Minors

AGs from New York, California, Indiana and Ohio, are using new state and local laws to put pressure on the industry at all levels...has prompted the FDA to finalize its new e-cigarette regulations later this summer, though it could take several years for
NY City News
added Jul 13, 2015 11:51

Reynolds American Inc., and Lorillard, Inc., In the Matter of

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
added May 27, 2015 03:26
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