• July 23, 2024

Court Stays Vuse Alto MDO

 Court Stays Vuse Alto MDO
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. (RJRV) an emergency administrative stay of the Food and Drug Administration’s marketing denial order for menthol flavored Vuse Alto e-cigarette products.

“We are pleased that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted our emergency motion for temporary administrative stay of FDA’s marketing denial order for menthol flavored Vuse Alto e-cigarette products. This decision allows Reynolds to continue offering Vuse Alto Menthol e-cigarette products to adult nicotine consumers age 21+ without interruption,” Reynolds wrote in an e-mailed statement.

“We believe appropriately regulated flavored vaping products—including menthol—are critical in supporting adult smokers who migrate from combustible cigarettes. We remain confident in the quality of Reynolds’ applications and believe there is ample evidence for FDA to determine that the marketing of these products is appropriate for the protection of public health.”

RJRV will now apply for a formal stay and challenge the denial of its premarket tobacco product application for Vuse Alto Menthol Pods.