Keller and Heckman Partner Azim Chowdhury will present at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s (FDLI) Tobacco and Nicotine Products Regulation and Policy Conference, taking place virtually and in Washington, DC on October 20 – 21, 2022. Azim will serve as a panelist on the panel titled, “Novel Products and Future Innovation: How Would New
Save the Date for Keller and Heckman’s 2023 E-Vapor and Tobacco Law Symposium
Save the date! Keller and Heckman’s Annual E-Vapor and Tobacco Law Symposium is back in person in 2023. Please join us on February 15-16, 2023, for a two-day comprehensive seminar focused on legal and regulatory issues critical to e-vapor, tobacco, and CBD industries.
This year’s program will feature new, timely topics specifically designed to help…
A Closer Look at China’s New E-Cigarette Regulations
With the implementation of the Management Rules of E-cigarettes and the forthcoming effective date for the GB Standard on E-cigarettes (October 1, 2022), China has been regularly updating its e-cigarette regulations. Following up on our recent articles on China’s GB Standard and manufacturer license requirements, below we summarize various e-cigarette regulations recently promulgated by the…
Federal Court Rules That FDA Was Arbitrary and Capricious in Deeming Premium Cigars Subject to the Tobacco Control Act
Since it became effective in 2016, the cigar industry has mounted several challenges to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “Deeming Rule,” which extended the Agency’s tobacco product authority beyond cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and roll-your-own tobacco, to all products that meet the “tobacco product” definition in the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act,…
FDA Authorizes NJOY ACE Tobacco-Flavored Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) Products for Marketing
On April 26, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized an additional four tobacco-flavored electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products for marketing under the Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) pathway. Marketing granted orders (MGOs) were issued for the following NJOY tobacco-flavored ENDS products:
- NJOY Ace Device: Closed e-cigarette device
- NJOY Ace Pod
Tobacco Industry Leader Joins Keller and Heckman’s Expanding Tobacco and E-Vapor Practice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2022
Media Contact: Caryn Wick
—Washington, D.C.— International regulatory law firm Keller and Heckman LLP welcomes the addition of Counsel, Daniel P. McGee, to the firm’s expanding Tobacco and E-Vapor practice.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Daniel worked as in-house counsel for several multinational tobacco,…
FDA Authorizes Tobacco-Flavored Logic Technology Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) for Marketing & Issues Marketing Denial Orders for Fontem’s myblu ENDS Products
FDA Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) Pathway
Under FDA’s premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway, manufacturers or importers of tobacco products must demonstrate to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the marketing of a new tobacco product would be appropriate for the protection of the public health (APPH). See Section 910(c)(2)(A) of the…
China Brings E-Cigarettes under its Tobacco Monopoly Law: Will This Reshape the Global Industry?
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…
Vapor Industry Trade Groups Seek to Intervene and Appeal Decision on PMTA Deadline; VTA Files Lawsuit Against FDA
A coalition of state and national vapor trade associations 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,…
Azim Chowdhury Interviewed by Regulator Watch About the American Academy of Pediatrics v. FDA Case
Azim Chowdhury was interviewed by “Regulator Watch” regarding the recent court case, American Academy of Pediatrics v. FDA, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81652 (D. Md. May 15, 2019).
To watch the full interview, click here.