The company, called Altria, says it is trying to “turn electronic cigarettes into a trillion-dollar industry” by selling them through its website and to retail outlets across the United States.
But it has struggled to get the brand’s e-cigarette flavors into the hands of consumers.
The company said on Wednesday that it had to stop selling e-liquid to retailers because of a shortage of the flavor.
It said the problem could affect more than 1 billion flavors, including flavorings for cigars and e-liquids for tobacco products.
Altria is also being sued by two major e-cig brands over claims they violated federal laws barring deceptive trade practices by selling products containing nicotine and flavoring.
The case is being filed in a U.S. District Court in New York.
At the time of the bankruptcy filing, Altria said its annual revenue was about $1.7 billion.
Altria has said that it has plans to raise more money through equity offerings and other revenue sources, and that it will soon unveil a new e-vapor product that it says will deliver the same nicotine hit as traditional cigarettes.
In February, Altrianria said it was raising $30 million to expand its manufacturing operations.
It was the first time the company had said that its e-smoking business was in serious trouble.
Its bankruptcy filing also said that Altria had lost more than $2.7 million in the first nine months of the year.
The company said the losses would be paid by investors who had purchased stock or other shares of Altria.