FDA Issues Warning Letter to Four Tobacco Manufacturers

In a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it was announced that a warning letter was sent to four tobacco...

FDA Extends Deadline For Product and Establishment Registration

As part of the deeming regulations set forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), manufacturers are expected to not only register with...

Minnesota County Seeks Cigarette-Like Restrictions for Vapor Products

In an unanimous vote, the Board of Commissioners in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, decided to treat vapor products as conventional cigarettes. Effective January 1, use...
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California Cig Tax Ballot Initiative Passes

Introduced for the third time in 10 years, California’s Proposition 56 finally passed—and by a wide margin (63 percent to 37 percent). The measure...
FDA Regulations | What They Mean for Retailers

FDA Deeming Regulations: What They Mean for Your Store

Five months after the FDA’s deeming regulations were released, there are still a lot of questions and much confusion around what they mean for...

Sizing Up the Sampling Ban

1. What is a free sample? The FDA defines a free sample as a tobacco product that does not cost the recipient anything. In other...

Judge Rules on Label Changes

In August, Federal Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot consider a label revision for a tobacco...
Campaign for a Healthy Colorado

Colorado Organization Seeks Cigarette/OTP Tax Increase

A group known as the Campaign for a Healthy Colorado has announced that it is pursuing a petition drive to support Ballot Initiative 143...

Pennsylvania Raises Cigarette Taxes and Sets OTP Tax Rates

On July 13, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 1198, which increases the state cigarette tax by $1 per pack,...
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Alaska Proposed Tax Increase

In Alaska, two bills (House Bill 5002e and Senate Bill 5002e) propose to increase the tax on cigarettes by $ per pack, increase the...
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