Thomas A. Briant

NATO Executive Director ...


Thomas A. Briant is executive director of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO). He can be reached at (866) 869-8888 or

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Thomas A. Briant

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Studies Find Negative Health Effects of Flavored Tobacco Bans

Challenging the one-sided view that all products should be regulated identically


Appeals Court Rules Against Cigar Manufacturers

Decision upholds parts of Deeming Rule, User Fees Rule

Ruling means agency properly designated e-cigarettes as tobacco products

5 highlights from the Office of Science

Agency maintains oversight of electronic cigarettes, nicotine vapor products

Delay will allow manufacturers, retailers to give in-person testimony

Some bills could reemerge in special session or next year

$1.9 trillion stimulus bill does away with need for states to tax cigarettes

Bans have surfaced in legislatures over the past couple of years

FDA details tobacco product applications received so far under the 3 pathways

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