Arizona sends cease and desist letter to tobacco, vaping retailers

Arizona sends cease and desist letter to tobacco, vaping retailers

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently sent a cease and desist letter to approximately 5,200 tobacco and vaping product retailers and distributors statewide regarding certain Eonsmoke vaping products are illegal and must be removed from store shelves.

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) said last year that certain Eonsmoke products did not have the required marketing authorization.

“It’s time for Eonsmoke and retailers to follow the law by pulling those products off store shelves,” Brnovich said. “Our cease and desist letters were sent to over 5,000 Arizona businesses to inform them about the FDA and Superior Court’s rulings and to encourage them to voluntarily remove illegal vaping products from their shelves as soon as possible.”

The Arizona attorney general’s office discovered that Eonsmoke products were still being sold in nine out of 15 Arizona counties and online. The office filed a lawsuit against Eonsmoke in January, claiming the company has been selling vaping products illegally.

The lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction against Eonsmoke, disgorgement of profits, and penalties of up to $10,000 for each willful violation of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.

A judge granted the preliminary injunction last month against 96 products marketed, sold, and distributed by Eonsmoke.