Posted by: audreybenenati | March 26, 2010

Federal Judge Declines to Block NYC’s Limits on Flavored Tobacco Sales


Mark Fass

New York Law Journal

March 25, 2010

A federal judge has refused to enjoin a New York City law severely restricting the sale of flavored tobacco. The plaintiffs, two manufacturers of so-called smokeless tobacco — better known as chewing tobacco and snuff — set forth several constitutional arguments for blocking the law, including that it is pre-empted by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 (FSPTCA), which amended federal law by specifically authorizing the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco.

Read the rest at http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202446762059&Federal_Judge_Declines_to_Block_NYCs_Limits_on_Flavored_Tobacco_Sales

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