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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State Budget Deficits Require Retail Action

Lawmakers likely to chase pandemic financial relief through tobacco product tax hikes


Local Flavored Tobacco Product Bans Under Consideration

Phoenix, Kansas City, Mo., and Missoula, Mont., among municipalities contemplating bans

Measures affect cigarette, vaping, other nicotine products

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA among plaintiffs

Virginia only state this season to increase tax on cigarettes, other tobacco products

Variety of retail stores sell tobacco products

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

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