Bryan Haynes and Agustin Rodriguez of the Troutman Pepper Tobacco Team will be at FDLI Annual Conference on June 14-15 in Washington, DC.  This is FDLI’s first in-person conference since 2019.  The conference brings together leading regulators, attorneys, industry representatives, academics, consumer advocates, and consultants to discuss current issues and latest trends in tobacco, nicotine and other FDA-regulated products.  Learn more and register here.  Sign up with the discount code annual15 for 15% off registration.

Bryan Haynes will be presenting in a panel discussion titled Menthol and Other Tobacco Product Standards.  In April 2022, FDA proposed product standards to prohibit menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and to prohibit all characterizing flavors—other than tobacco—in cigars. This panel will provide an overview of these proposed rules, discuss the definition of “characterizing flavor,” and address the potential intended and unintended impacts these product standards may have on public health.  Speakers will also discuss how these standards fit into broader harm reduction efforts, considering the impact this may have on health equity, as well as vis-à-vis menthol- and mint-flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems.

We look forward to seeing clients and friends at the conference.