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Azim Chowdhury Quoted in Article on Vaping Restrictions

Keller and Heckman Partner Azim Chowdhury was quoted in the Filter article, “Why the FDA Denied 4.5 Million Product Applications From One Vape Company.” The article discusses how the FDA prevented a vaping company, JD Nova LLC, from selling approximately 4.5 million vaping products in the United States. Manufacturers initially worried that the federal agency was beginning to crack down on e-cigarettes; however, in reality, JD Nova failed to meet the filing requirements for a new tobacco product. 

“It has taken FDA years to review individual applications that have been approved so far,” said Azim, “The idea that the FDA was going to be able to complete the actual scientific review of what we thought were going to be thousands, but ended up being millions, of vaping products within that time frame has always been fairly low.”

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