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United States Court of Appeals Issues Opinion Rejecting an E-cigarette Company’s Challenge to the Tobacco Control Act
The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday, December 11, 2019, issued an opinion rejecting an e-cigarette company’s challenge to the Tobacco Control Act’s constitutionality and determining the FDA has the authority to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products under the Tobacco Control Act. A copy of the opinion can be found here.
FDA Remains Noncommittal on E-cigarette Flavor Ban as Several States Move Forward with Their Own Bans
Two months after the White House announced its intent to clear the market of e-cigarette flavors other than tobacco, administration officials remain noncommittal on when and even whether the ban will happen.
Missouri and Southern Illinois Becoming Ground Zero for Young People Suing JUUL and Others Attributing a Variety of Medical Problems to E-Cigarette Nicotine Addiction
Four minors have just filed three separate lawsuits seeking class action status on behalf of other young people against JUUL Labs, Inc., in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri for health issues allegedly related to nicotine addiction and exposure to toxic chemicals. The four minors also contend they experienced economic loss from purchasing vaping products they supposedly would not have bought had they been given different warnings. At the same time, four other teenagers and young adults have sued JUUL Labs in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois and the Circuit Court of St. Charles County, Missouri, after they allegedly became addicted to nicotine within weeks of first using JUUL e-cigarettes.