Keller and Heckman Associate Neelam Gill will be a panelist at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s (FDLI) Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Conference, to be held virtually on December 9 – 10, 2021. Neelam will be participating in the panel on “Preparing for Tobacco Product Standards and cGMPs,” which will focus on pending Tobacco Product

The tobacco industry in China, which is home to more than 300 million cigarette smokers, is controlled by the largest tobacco company in the world – the China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC). The CNTC’s dominant global market share is almost entirely the result of its monopoly of the domestic Chinese tobacco industry. When fulfilling its

Two months after the September 9, 2021 PMTA enforcement discretion deadline, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action on well over 90% of timely submitted Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs), and has issued over 323 marketing denial orders (MDOs) for more than
1.2 million non-tobacco and non-menthol flavored Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

Please be sure to join us for a two-day comprehensive seminar focused on legal and regulatory issues critical to e-vapor, tobacco, and CBD industries following the aftermath of FDA’s decisions on millions of premarket applications. Topics that will be covered include PMTA marketing denial order (MDO) challenges, new requirements for PMTAs and Substantial Equivalence reports,

Keller and Heckman Partner Azim Chowdhury and Associate Neelam Gill published an article for the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) titled, “Will FDA Extend Its Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and Characterizing Flavors in Cigars to Flavored ENDS Products?” The article discusses FDA’s recent announcement to initiate a rulemaking to ban menthol cigarettes, as

A new paper co-authored by fifteen past presidents of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) and published in the American Journal of Public Health encourages the media, legislators, and the general public to re-evaluate negative attitudes toward vaping. Kenneth Warner, lead author and dean emeritus and the Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor

On June 28, 2021, North Carolina Attorney General Joshua Stein announced entry of a final consent judgment between JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL) and North Carolina. This consent judgment ends a nearly two-year legal battle and marks the first time a state successfully settled a lawsuit against JUUL, the leading U.S. e-cigarette company. North Carolina’s original

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs recently published the Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. This year’s Department of Health and Human Services’ agenda addresses 8 topics directly related to tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), summarized below:

Final Rule Stage

As we have previously reported, on December 27, 2020, Congress amended the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act to apply to e-cigarettes and all vaping products (referred to in the legislation collectively as “Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems” or “ENDS”).  Under the amended PACT Act, these products are subject to the same federal and state

Reposted from Keller and Heckman’s Blog, Consumer Protection Connection.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued orders to five e-cigarette manufacturers (JUUL Labs, Inc., R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, Fontem US, LLC, Logic Technology Development LLC, and NJOY, LLC) seeking information about the companies’ 2019 and 2020 sales, advertising, and promotions. The FTC sent similar