Ahead of the Food and Drug Law Institute’s (FDLI) annual Tobacco and Nicotine Products Regulation and Policy Conference in Washington, DC, on October 23, 2019, Keller and Heckman attorneys Ben Wolf and Kathryn Skaggs presented on FDA’s “Pathways to Market” for new tobacco products during the pre-conference seminar, Introduction to Tobacco and Nicotine Law and

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Reposted from Keller and Heckman’s Blog, The Daily Intake

  • On September 11, 2019 President Trump, along with HHS Secretary Azar and FDA Commissioner Sharpless, announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to soon finalize a compliance policy to prioritize enforcement of the premarket authorization requirements against non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes on the market

On September 4, 2019, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced soon-to-be-filed Emergency Rules banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in Michigan.[1] The proposed flavor ban, the first of its kind at the state-level, is being promulgated without any public notice and comment using the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) emergency rulemaking powers.

Small businesses are facing serious compliance burdens as a result of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s recent interpretation of the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act (CNPPA). Keller and Heckman partner Sheila Millar testified on behalf of the E-Vapor Coalition about the adverse impact at the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) regulatory fairness hearing held on

A coalition of state and national vapor trade associations[i] has moved to intervene in and appeal the District Court for the District of Maryland’s decision in American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. v. FDA, Case No. 8:18-cv-00883, which drastically accelerated the Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) deadline for vapor products to May 11,

Electronic cigarettes may soon become much more widely available in the world’s largest tobacco market: The People’s Republic of China. With over 300 million smokers, China has the world’s largest smoking population – which directly results in approximately 1 million deaths annually. [1] While the global e-cigarette market has experienced rapid growth over the last

As we reported previously, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that it considers flow restricted containers for nicotine containing e-liquids to be required under the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 (CNPPA). Boaz Green was interviewed by Regulator Watch regarding CPSC’s recent enforcement actions, industry’s response, and the options available

Reposted from Keller and Heckman’s Blog, The Daily Intake

  • Many businesses are already capitalizing on a surge in the popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) products and are pressuring the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a regulatory path to enable the lawful use of CBD in foods and dietary supplements under the Federal Food, Drug, and

As previously reported on this blog, earlier this year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that it was now reading the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act (CNPPA) to require nicotine e-liquid bottles to meet the “restricted flow requirement” in 16 C.F.R. § 1700.15(d), in addition to having child-resistant closures. A wave of enforcement