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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Tobacco Legislation Watch

See what’s happening state by state this winter: Briant


Will Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative Target Tobacco?

President does not address specific measures intended to cut cancer death rate at State of the Union: Briant

OIG recommends improvements to the agency’s investigations: Briant

2022 NYTS shows high school and middle school students’ smoking habits

Users can search compliance inspections: Briant

Agency has not authorized any synthetic nicotine products for sale out of 1 million applications

Only a few states pass bills to raise cigarette, vape taxes

Gives tips on proper age-verification procedures

About 362,000 electronic-cigarette and nicotine vapor products still have pending applications

Agency is on track for June 2023 completion

Industry awaits judge’s order on whether court accepts settlement

Retailers have until Aug. 2 to comment on proposed FDA rules: Briant

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