Tag Archives: tobacco

FDA bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule last week that extends the agency’s authority to additional products, including e-cigarettes. As part of its new rule, the FDA is prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, a step the 84th Texas … Continue reading

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Supreme Court upholds fee on small tobacco producers

The Texas Supreme Court earlier this month upheld the constitutionality of a law enacted in 2013 imposing a fee on certain tobacco companies that were not parties to a 1998 settlement with the state. The court ruled that the Legislature had a rational basis … Continue reading

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Fee on certain tobacco products ruled unconstitutional

The Third Court of Appeals in Travis County recently affirmed a lower court ruling that a fee on cigarettes and cigarette tobacco manufactured by certain small producers was an unconstitutional tax. The state is expected to appeal the ruling to … Continue reading

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