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26th May 2023
24th May 2023
US - Texas: House Bill 4758 has been passed by the Senate and now heads to the governor’s desk. It would ban e-cigarette containers that depict cartoon-like characters; mimic trademarks or appearance of products primarily marketed to minors; include symbols or celebrity images aimed at minors; or resemble food products, including candy or juice.
23rd May 2023
US - federal: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has hired its first senior advisor for health equality. Charlene Le Fauve has 25 years’ experience of federal work related to health equality, dedicating her career to “advancing health equity and the health of under-served and under-represented populations through research and research workforce development”.
19th May 2023
18th May 2023
US - Louisiana: House Bill 179 has been passed by the House and now heads to the Senate. The bill would ban the sale or service of any e-liquid or vapour product with any flavour other than tobacco.
15th May 2023
11th May 2023
US - general: Altria has announced that it has agreed to pay $235m to settle at least 6,000 Juul-related state and federal lawsuits. “While we continue to believe the claims against us are meritless, we believe this settlement avoids the uncertainty and expense of a protracted legal process and is in the best interest of our shareholders,” said Murray Garnick, Altria’s executive vice president. “This settlement brings to a close the vast majority of our pending Juul-related litigation.”
10th May 2023
US - Texas: House Bill 4722, which would tax non-tobacco nicotine products, has been passed by the House and now heads to the Senate. It would tax closed-system e-cigarettes, including disposables, at $0.07 per ml of nicotine e-liquid; open-system e-cigarettes at 3% of the wholesale price; and “alternative nicotine products” $1.22 per oz.
8th May 2023
2nd May 2023
US - Illinois: Cook County has introduced an ordinance to ban the sale of flavoured liquid nicotine products. With a population of over 5m, Cook County is the most populous county in Illinois and the second most populous in the US. It includes the City of Chicago, which banned the sale of flavoured vaping products three years ago, but allowed flavoured tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, to remain on sale.
28th April 2023
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