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In a long-anticipated decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled against FDA on January 3, 2024, criticizing the Agency for its handling of Wages and White Lion Investments, LLC, d/b/a Triton Distribution and Vapetasia LLC (“Vapetasia”) (collectively, “Triton”) premarket tobacco product applications (“PMTAs”) for its non-tobacco flavored, open-system e-liquid products.

Keller and Heckman Partner Azim Chowdhury was interviewed for the Law360 article, “Product Liability Regulation And Legislation To Watch In 2024.” The article outlines a few different regulatory and legislative developments happening in 2024, including more enforcement in the e-cigarette industry. Azim noted that the industry will most likely see enforcement against unauthorized flavored disposable

Keller and Heckman is pleased to announce the addition of a distinguished keynote speaker for the 2024 E-Vapor and Tobacco Law Symposium. Dr. Brian King, Director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), will provide expert insight into current issues facing the industry. More information regarding this valuable keynote presentation will be available soon.

We are excited to announce the agenda for Keller and Heckman’s 2024 E-Vapor and Tobacco Law Symposium. Click here to view the program agenda, and don’t forget to register by this Friday for your last chance to save $200!

Register now to join us Monday, January 29 – Tuesday, January 30, 2024, in Las Vegas

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On November 2, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data from the 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey (“NYTS”), a cross-sectional, school-based, self-administered, web-based survey of U.S. middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students. The NYTS has been conducted periodically during

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A new study published this month in The Lancet’s eClinical Medicine – the largest electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) clinical trial in the U.S. to date – confirms the role of e-cigarettes in smoking cessation. Specifically, the new research supports that e-cigarettes can be a viable means of quitting or reducing more harmful combustible cigarette use for

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Although e-cigarettes manufactured in China for export to overseas markets are not subject to pre-market approval in China, and are only required to comply with the regulations of the destination country, China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) still attaches great importance to the quality management of e-cigarettes for export. 

On July 18, 2023, STMA released

Keller and Heckman Partner Azim Chowdhury was quoted in the Law360 article, “Product Liability Regulation & Legislation To Watch At Midyear.” The article discusses e-cigarette company Juul’s decision to file an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new device that has been on the market in the U.K. for several

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On June 22, 2023, FDA announced it had issued warning letters to 189 retailers for selling unauthorized flavored tobacco products manufactured by Elf Bar and Esco Bar brands. This enforcement action comes on the heels of earlier aggressive action by FDA in its issuance of more than 570 warning letters to firms for the manufacture

Keller and Heckman Partner Azim Chowdhury was interviewed for the CSP Magazine article, “Regulations 2023: One Thing After Another.” The article discusses the many regulatory updates coming for tobacco products in 2023, including a likely ban on menthol cigarettes, an effective ban on non-tobacco flavored vapor products, new retail signage requirements, and even the likelihood