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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National Tobacco Use Declines Among Youth

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


FDA Compliance Check Webinar Update

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

See what’s happening state by state: Briant

Synthetic nicotine products significantly expanded their presence in the U.S. market in just the past year or two, writes Thomas Briant

See what’s happening state by state: Briant

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