Tobacco, vapour and the law – symposium will tackle the big issues

A US symposium next month will look at topics including taxation, intellectual property and advertising when it takes on the weighty intricacies of vapour, tobacco and the law.

The E-Vapor and Tobacco Law Symposium is the second in an annual series put on by law firm Keller and Heckman, with a discounted rate available to ECigIntelligence readers.

It will take the form of a two-day course looking at the regulatory issues relevant to vaping, e-liquids and tobacco product manufacturers, including Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ingredients listing, premarket applications, business and internet protocol, environmental issues, litigation, state laws, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and global regulation.

Paul Blair, strategic initiatives director of the pressure group Americans for Tax Reform, will give an overview of US state vapour taxes, according to the agenda.

Stefan Didak, founder and president of the California-based adovacy organisation Not Blowing Smoke, will give an update on the attempts to ban flavours in San Francisco and elsewhere in the state. Other Californian legislation will also be detailed, including Proposition 65 on the classification of chemicals, the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Act, Proposition 56, which raised taxes on cigarettes and other nicotine products including e-cigarettes, and the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act.

Vapour laws from other states will also be addressed, along with global requirements for vapour and tobacco.

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    Partners at Keller and Heckman will give glosses on topics such the FDA deeming regulations, the Tobacco Control Act, staying in compliance with advertising requirements, and the ingredients listing process.

    Tim Phillips, managing director of ECigIntelligence, will give a speech on the impact of the TPD on the European market and the future regulatory impact on the US.

    The symposium will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott Irvine Spectrum in Irvine, California, on 6th and 7th February.

    To benefit from the discounted rate of $809 (normal rate $1099), please register as normal and then provide the organisers with the discount code INTELLIGENCE7 to receive a refund of the balance.

    Please note that your booking and transaction are with the conference organisers, not with ECigIntelligence.

    ̶  ECigIntelligence staff

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