Retailers Must Ensure They’re Only Selling Legal Tobacco Products

What to know following the FDA’s PMTA deadline By Thomas A. Briant on Sep. 25, 2020 // CSP Daily News  LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Sept. 9 was the FDA deadline for manufacturers to submit either a Substantial Equivalence Application (SE) or a Premarket Tobacco Application (PMTA) for “deemed” tobacco products introduced into the marketplace between Feb. 15, 2007, and Aug. 8,…

E-CIG and VAPE PRODUCT UPDATE

September 17, 2020 MIRA Members, This update is to provide MIRA members guidance as to what e-cig and vape products retailers can sell. As many of you know the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has required that all manufacturers of tobacco products submit their Premarket Tobacco Applications (PMTA) by September 9, 2020 for any…

Reynolds Completes 2020 PMTA Submissions

FDA to determine if various e-cigarette products can remain on the market By NACS Online // September 08, 2020 WINSTON-SALEM—Reynolds has completed the submission of a group of Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, the tobacco company announced Friday. As NACS Daily reported last month, the FDA will soon start…

FDA to Make PMTA List Public

Information could hint at what tobacco products retailers may have to pull By Hannah Prokop  //  Sep. 01, 2020   SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will make public a list of the tobacco products subject to the premarket tobacco application (PMTA) deadline of Sept. 9—something NACS and other retail associations had urged the agency…

CDC Advises on Enforcement of Mask-Wearing Rules

The goal is safety for both employees and customers By NACS Online // August 27, 2020 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advises that everyone wear a mask in public to slow the spread of COVID-19, but enforcing face mask policies has quickly become contentious. Many businesses have faced verbal confrontations and even violencefrom people refusing…

FDA Notifies Companies, Including Puff Bar, to Remove Flavored Disposable E-Cigarettes and Youth-Appealing E-Liquids from Market for Not Having Required Authorization

Companies Cited for Marketing Unauthorized Tobacco Products Based on Continued Internet Surveillance During COVID-19 Pandemic U.S. Food & Drug Administration // July 20, 2020 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters notifying ten companies, including Cool Clouds Distribution Inc. (doing business as Puff Bar), to remove their flavored disposable e-cigarettes and youth-appealing e-liquid products…

FDA Cracks Down on Unauthorized ENDS

The agency warned 10 companies to remove flavored disposable e-cigs and e-liquid products from the market NACS Online // July 22, 2020 WASHINGTON—This week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters notifying 10 companies, including Cool Clouds Distribution Inc. (doing business as Puff Bar), to remove their flavored disposable e-cigarettes and e-liquid products from…

SBA and Treasury Announce New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program

U.S. Department Of The Treasury  // June 17, 2020 Washington—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.  In addition to…

New Paid Time Off Rule Takes Effect April 1st

Labor Department says the requirements aren’t retroactive By NACS Online // March 25, 2020 WASHINGTON—The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed into law by President Trump last week, created new paid time off requirements for businesses with fewer than 500 employees. The language of that law indicated that it take effect within 15 days of the…