The City of Baltimore filed suit against Philip Morris International and other major tobacco manufacturers to hold them accountable for cigarette litter, with charges including public nuisance, trespass, and violations of state and municipal laws.
The tobacco industry challenges the FDA’s graphic warning label rule on First Amendment grounds.
Gripum manufactured flavored e-liquids for use in open-system electronic nicotine delivery systems. They sought market authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue to make and sell their products. FDA denied the request.
Bidi Vapor, Diamond Vapor, Johnny Copper, Vapor Unlimited, Union Street Brands, and Pop Vapor manufactured flavored nicotine-containing e-liquids for use in e-cigarette devices. They sought market authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue to make and sell their products.
Prohibition Juice and other petitioners whose cases were consolidated with this one manufactured flavored e-liquids containing nicotine for use in open-system e-cigarette devices. They sought market authorization from the FDA to continue to make and sell their products.
Public health groups sued the FDA over its failure to prohibit the sale of menthol cigarettes.
Swisher International is a manufacturer of flavored cigars and little cigars. In 2016, the FDA issued the Deeming Rule, which deemed cigars and little cigars among other products to be under the FDA’s regulatory oversight. The FDA stated that the newly deemed products could remain on shelves while manufacturers submitted their premarket tobacco product applications. Swisher filed a complaint seeking a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the FDA’s Deeming Rule.
Cigar trade associations challenge Philadelphia’s flavored tobacco sales restriction on state-level preemption as well as constitutional grounds.
Wages and White Lion and Vapetasia, manufacturers of flavored e-liquids containing nicotine for use in open-system e-cigarette devices, sought but were denied market authorization from the FDA to continue to make and sell their products.
On April 5, 2021, Prior Lake enacted an ordinance that prohibits the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Prior Lake Tobacco and Vape is a vape and tobacco shop that received a license to sell tobacco products in Prior Lake in December of 2020. The business sued the city after it enacted the ordinance, alleging among other things that the ordinance would destroy its business and that it is unconstitutionally vague.