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[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, 2020. The trade associations moved to intervene on August 9, 2019 for the purpose of appealing the final judgment, including the May 15, 2019 merits opinion as well as the July 12, 2019 remedy decision, and to participate in any post-judgment proceedings.

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