Kaival Brands Leads the Way in Compliance as FDA Ramps Up Enforcement of Illicit Vape Products

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GRANT-VALKARIA, Fla., Nov. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kaival Brands Innovations Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KAVL) (“Kaival Brands,” the “Company” or “we,” “our” or similar terms), the exclusive distributor of all products manufactured by Bidi Vapor, LLC (“Bidi Vapor”), including the BIDI® Stick electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), which are intended for adults 21 and over, today provided an update on the evolving regulatory landscape of the e-cigarette and vaping industry. As the exclusive U.S. distributor of products manufactured by Bidi Vapor, LLC, which are fully compliant with all current FDA regulations, Kaival Brands is positioned at the forefront of the market as the FDA intensifies its enforcement actions against non-compliant and illicit e-cigarette products.

Recent reports have highlighted a significant increase in the FDA’s enforcement activities, targeting unauthorized vape products that have flooded the market. The FDA’s efforts have become more strategic and impactful, with a focus on intercepting illegal imports and issuing fines and injunctions against violators. This crackdown is expected to reshape the competitive landscape, particularly within large regional and national retailers, where compliance with federal regulations is paramount.

In light of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) ongoing efforts to address unfair imports and sales practices in the vaping sector, Kaival Brands underscores the importance of such regulatory actions in maintaining a fair and lawful marketplace. The ITC’s role in investigating and potentially issuing exclusion and cease and desist orders against illicit imports is a critical component in the fight against the unauthorized e-cigarette market.

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Kaival Brands commends both the ITC’s and the FDA’s commitment to enforcing the law and protecting public health. The Company’s partnership with Bidi Vapor ensures that its offerings, including the BIDI® Stick, are not only compliant with all FDA regulations but also do not contribute to the youth vaping epidemic. Bidi Vapor’s stringent marketing and age-verification practices demonstrate an industry-leading stance on responsible consumption.

“As the FDA continues to clear the market of illicit and non-compliant e-cigarette products, Kaival Brands stands ready to meet the demand for legal and regulated alternatives,” said Eric Mosser, President and CEO of Kaival Brands. “Our commitment to compliance and excellence positions us to capture a significant market share as the FDA’s enforcement actions take effect.”

The FDA’s recent actions, including fines and the seizure of unauthorized products, signal a new era of rigorous enforcement. Kaival Brands anticipates that these measures will lead to a substantial reduction in the availability of illicit vape products, particularly in outlets that prioritize regulatory compliance.

Kaival Brands is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of product integrity and regulatory adherence. The Company’s proactive approach to compliance ensures that its products, including those manufactured by Bidi Vapor, will remain on shelves while non-compliant products are removed. This commitment not only supports public health initiatives but also provides a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

As the FDA finalizes its review of premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs), including those submitted by Bidi Vapor, Kaival Brands is optimistic about the future. The Company believes that its adherence to regulatory requirements and its commitment to high-quality, compliant products will drive growth and profitability in an increasingly regulated market.

For more information about Kaival Brands and its commitment to compliance and quality, please visit Kaival Brands’ website: https://ir.kaivalbrands.com

ABOUT KAIVAL BRANDS

Based in Grant-Valkaria, Florida, Kaival Brands is a company focused on incubating innovative and profitable adult-focused products into mature and dominant brands, with a current focus on the distribution of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) also known as “e-cigarettes”. Our business plan is to seek to diversify into distributing other nicotine and non-nicotine delivery system products (including those related to hemp-derived cannabidiol (known as CBD) products. Kaival Brands and Philip Morris Products S.A. (via sublicense from Kaival Brands) are the exclusive global distributors of all products manufactured by Bidi Vapor.

Learn more about Kaival Brands at https://ir.kaivalbrands.com.

ABOUT BIDI VAPOR

Based in Melbourne, Florida, Bidi Vapor maintains a commitment to responsible, adult-focused marketing, supporting age-verification standards and sustainability through its BIDI ® Cares recycling program. Bidi Vapor’s premier device, the BIDI ® Stick, is a premium product made with high-quality components, a UL-certified battery and technology designed to deliver a consistent vaping experience for adult smokers 21 and over. Bidi Vapor is also adamant about strict compliance with all federal, state and local guidelines and regulations. At Bidi Vapor, innovation is key to its mission, with the BIDI ® Stick promoting environmental sustainability, while providing a unique vaping experience to adult smokers.

Nirajkumar Patel, the Company’s Chief Science and Regulatory Officer and director, owns and controls Bidi Vapor. As a result, Bidi Vapor is considered a related party of the Company.

For more information, visit www.bidivapor.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and the statements of the Company’s management and partners included herein and related to the subject matter herein includes statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended), which are statements other than historical facts. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “position,” “prospects,” “should,” “strategy,” “target,” “will,” and similar words. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Although we believe that the plans, intentions, and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there is no assurance that these plans, intentions, or expectations will be achieved. Therefore, actual outcomes and results (including, without limitation, the will be able to monetize the acquired assets described herein, and the impact of such efforts on the Company’s results of operations) could materially and adversely differ from what is expressed, implied, or forecasted in such statements. Our business and our ability to expand and grow our business due to the assets we acquired from GoFire may be influenced by many factors that are difficult to predict, involve significant risks and uncertainties that may materially affect actual results, and are often beyond our control. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: (i) future actions by the FDA that could impact our business and prospects, (ii) the outcome of FDA’s scientific review of Bidi Vapor’s pending FDA Premarket Tobacco Product Applications, (iii) the results of international marketing and sales efforts by Philip Morris International, the Company’s international distribution partner, (iv) how quickly domestic and international markets adopt our products, (v) the scope of future FDA enforcement of regulations in the ENDS industry or other sectors we may enter, including the cannabis industry, (vi) the FDA’s approach to the regulation of synthetic nicotine and other potential products we may manufacture or sell in the future and its impact on our business, (vii) potential federal and state flavor or other bans and other restrictions on ENDS products and other potential products we may manufacture or sell in the future, (viii) whether we will be able to successfully integrate and capitalize on the patents we have acquired from GoFire, of which no assurances can be given, (ix) general economic uncertainty in key global markets and a worsening of global economic conditions or low levels of economic growth, (x) the effects of steps that we could take to reduce operating costs, (xi) our inability to generate and sustain profitable sales growth, including sales growth in U.S. and international markets, (xii) circumstances or developments that may make us unable to implement or realize anticipated benefits, or that may increase the costs, of our current and planned business initiatives, (xiii) significant changes in our relationships with our distributors or sub-distributors and (xiv) other factors detailed by us in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the disclosures under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2022, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 27, 2023 and accessible at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by such cautionary statements. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and regulations, we do not have any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements publicly, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Investor Relations:
Brett Maas, Managing Partner
Hayden IR
(646) 536-7331
IR.kaivalbrands.com
[email protected]

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