Texas U.S. District Court pushes graphic cigarette warning effective date back 90 days, flavor bans may lead younger tobacco users to return to smoking.

On Aug. 18, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued an order further postponing the effective date of the FDA’s graphic cigarette health warning rule by another 90 days from July 13, 2022, to Oct. 11, 2022.

In addition, the order also states that “any other obligation to comply with a deadline tied to the effective date of the rule” is also postponed for an additional 90 days.

Based on this additional language in the order, the FDA should be issuing a guidance announcement also postponing for another 90 days the preferred filing deadline for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to submit cigarette health warning rotational plans to the agency.

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Thomas Briant – CStore Decisions – 2021-08-23.

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