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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Study of Tobacco Retailers Distorts Truth

Variety of retail stores sell tobacco products


Federal Judge Dismisses Los Angeles County Flavor Ban Lawsuit

Similar litigation ongoing in other areas of country

Rule took effect July 1, bans sale of all flavored smoking products

Suits filed in California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania

National Local Advocacy Alliance provides tools to contact local officials, find resources

Mental healthcare and substance abuse funding at risk in 23 states

Manufacturers question timing, free-speech protections

Agency issues warning letters to manufacturers to remove items that allegedly attract young people

Tobacco companies, retailers seek to invalidate packaging requirements

Responses to the pandemic vary, putting lawmaking on hold in many regions

FDA deadline looms for manufacturers to apply for nicotine product authorization

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