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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3 Lawsuits That Challenge Local Flavor Bans

Suits filed in California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania


Website Engages Retailers on Local Tobacco Regulations

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

White House says it opposes the bill in its current form

Federal judge calls mandate for premium cigars ‘arbitrary and capricious’

What retailers need to know about selling electronic nicotine products

Retailers must immediately comply with change in federal minimum buying age

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