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|FDA's Establishment Registration and Product Listing Deadline is Fast Approaching - Are You Prepared?|
Owen Chaput, Azim Chowdhury; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 3, 2016Section 905(b) of the Tobacco Control Act requires every person who owns or operates any "establishment" in the United States that manufactures, prepares, compounds, or processes a "tobacco product" to register with FDA by December 31 of each year. Now that the Deeming...
|Revisions to Industry Guidance Regarding FDA Health Document Submission Requirements for Tobacco Products|
Azim Chowdhury; Keller and Heckman LLP;
October 3, 2016, previously published on September 26, 2016On September 9, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued revisions to its guidance regarding the Health Document Submission Requirements for Tobacco Products, as required by section 904(a)(4) of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 387d(a)(4)), for comment purposes. The revised...
|Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition and E-Vapor Industry Trade Associations file Motion for Summary Judgment in Lawsuit Challenging FDA's Deeming Regulation and the Tobacco Control Act |
Azim Chowdhury, Eric P. Gotting; Keller and Heckman LLP;
August 10, 2016, previously published on July 28, 2016On July 25, 2016, Keller and Heckman LLP, on behalf of the Right to be Smoke Free Coalitionand ten national and state e-vapor industry trade associations (the "E-Vapor Coalition"), filed a Motion for Summary Judgement in a lawsuitchallenging parts of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and the...
|Will Your No-Smoking Policy Get Vaporized?|
Claud L. (Tex) McIver; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 3, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015Wondering what your employee is smoking in the break room, likely in violation of your “no-smoking” policy? Chances are it is an electronic smoking device, such as an e-cigarette or vaporizer.
|Smokeless Tobacco in the Defense of Asbestos-Related Cancer Claims|
David M. Governo, Michael D. Simons; Governo Law Firm LLC;
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 24, 2015In asbestos personal injury cases, the plaintiff's smoking history is routinely explored by defense counsel to establish both a proclivity to ignore warnings and to prove causation, most notably in lung cancer cases. As part of any such work up, plaintiffs making claims of asbestos-related cancer...
|California Officials Taking Aim at Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes|
Alan R. Brayton; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
April 6, 2015Within one week at the end of January 2015, the California Department of Public Health issued a Health Advisory about the risks of electronic cigarettes and two state legislators introduced separate bills, one that would raise the legal age for tobacco sale and purchase in the state to 21, and...
|Questions Raised about Safety of Electronic Cigarettes|
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015The tide seems to have turned against traditional tobacco products in most circles. It is becoming less prevalent among teens and less socially acceptable generally. In order to escape this stigma many users have turned to electronic cigarettes as a seemingly healthy alternative.
|Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day 2015|
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 11, 2015Today, January 11, marks "Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day" for 2015. Can you believe that big tobacco companies have known this fact for over fifty years?
|New Year's Resolution: Quit Smoking in 2015|
Katie Nealo; Brayton Purcell LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 29, 2014It is a fact that smoking kills. Here at Brayton Purcell LLP we stand strong with the American Lung Association to reduce smoking, keep the air we breathe clean, and eliminate lung cancer once and for all. We believe that respiratory health is important, and smoking tobacco is a sure way to cut...
|Minnesota: Ranked #7 in Cigarette Excise Tax Rate in 2014 and #14 in Smuggled Cigarettes, Will Increase Cigarette Tax Rates in 2015|
David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
October 31, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014Sales and excise taxes are slightly different animals. A sales tax is one that the government imposes at the point of sale on retail goods, like clothing. The retailer collects the tax and passes it on to the state. In contrast, one pays an excise tax on purchases of specific goods, such as...