FTC Reports Decline in Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Sales

Menthol and other non-tobacco product purchases comprise half of purchases. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a Cigarette Report that provides data on industry sales in 2022.…

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FDA Addresses Retailers Selling E-Cigarettes to Youth

Letters follow an investigation into the sale of unauthorized products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to 30 retailers and one distributor, following an…

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Treasury Reaches Settlement with British American Tobacco

Resolves alleged violations of U.S. sanctions against North Korea. The Department of the Treasury reached a legal settlement with British American Tobacco (BAT) on Thursday, allowing the company…

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Juul Will Pay to Settle False Advertising Claims

Settlements have been made with 45 states, while lawsuits are pending in the remaining five. Juul has agreed to pay $462 million to six states, including New York…

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Supreme Court Upholds California’s Flavored Tobacco Ban

Rules against tobacco company’s bid to end the voter-imposed ban on sales. The Supreme Court declined an emergency request this week filed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to…

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Permanent Injunctions Sought Against E-Cigarette Manufacturers

DOJ and FDA pursue violations of an act regarding premarket applications. The Department of Justice has filed a claim on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),…

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FDA Prohibits Marketing of Juul Vaping Products

Both e-cigarette devices and pods are to be pulled from shelves. The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Juul to remove its vaping products from the market. The…

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FDA Law Closes E-Cigarette Loopholes

Addresses synthetic nicotine as well as natural nicotine. A law that took effect last week will allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate both artificial nicotine…

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Mary G. Ryan, Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax, and Trade Bureau

Mary G. Ryan is Administrator of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax, and Trade Bureau. Her office regulates and collects taxes on trade and imports of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms within…

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