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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Corrective Statements Hearing Postponed to 2022

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

Congress considering raising federal rate from $7.25 to $15 by 2025

July hearing to focus on part of 1999 lawsuit against major cigarette manufacturers

Move marks first set of warnings issued to firms that did not submit PMTAs, continue to sell products

Graphic cigarette warnings, flavor bans top the list

Administration asks retailers to submit cigarette health warning plans by March 16, 2021

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