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Tobacco Litigation

Tobacco Litigation

June 7, 2023

ACS CAN and the American Cancer Society are helping defend the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s final rule requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements by filing amicus curiae briefs in federal lawsuits challenging the rule.

January 3, 2023

The citizens of California voted to ban the sale of most flavored tobacco products in a ballot initiative on November 9, 2022.  The tobacco industry attempted to get an emergency stay of the law by petitioning the US Supreme Court in the case of RJ Reynolds v.

January 3, 2023

After the massive Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between states and the tobacco industry regarding fraud associated with the sale and marketing of cigarettes, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) decided to file a similar lawsuit against the industry.

February 24, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been issuing marketing denial orders  (MDOs) for certain flavored e-cigarette products in accordance with Family Smoking and Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA).

September 27, 2021

ACS CAN supports banning menthol flavor in tobacco products as part of a comprehensive flavor ban.  Support of this ban included filing a citizens' petition at the FDA with other health groups in 2013, and supplementing that petition with updated scientific data in January of 2021.

May 11, 2020

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a resounding victory to public health on May 4, 2020 when it ruled t

October 29, 2019

In September of 2018, a federal judge ruled in favor of ACS, ACS CAN and other public health groups that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must expedite a

August 22, 2018

The case of Washington State Licensing Board v.

October 31, 2017

March 27, 2017

ACS CAN and other tobacco control groups urged the US Attorney General to ensure that attorneys who worked for the tobacco industry and have now moved to the Department of Justice observe conflict of interest standards and recuse those lawyers from government litigation in related cases.

August 19, 2014

In July of 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the ‰ÛÏDC Circuit‰Û) decided an In July of 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the ‰DC Circuit‰) decided an important case regarding the authority government agen

July 30, 2013

The City of Providence passed new tobacco control ordinances in 2012.  These ordinances moved tobacco control forward in two different ways: 1) the “price ordinance” bans all licensed vendors of tobacco products from accepting or redeeming any coupons that result in a discounted tobacco price; an