Legislation

FDA Premium Cigar Comment Period Officially Begins Today

Mar 26, 2018 | By Andrew Nagy
FDA Premium Cigar Comment Period Officially Begins Today

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it is reconsidering its premium cigar regulations, and today the commenting period for the public to voice their opinions on the issue officially opened.

This morning, the FDA’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on premium cigars was published in the Federal Register. This means cigar enthusiasts have until June 25 to submit a comment or scientific data to help inform the agency’s regulatory decision-making regarding premium cigars.

If you are interested in submitting a comment, you may do so by clicking here.

The agency is looking for comments and data on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The definition of “premium” cigars;
  • Use patterns of “premium” cigars generally and among youth and young adults specifically;
  • Public health considerations associated with “premium” cigars, including the health effects;
  • Studies or information regarding consumer perceptions of the health risks of “premium” cigars; and
  • Studies or information on whether any applicable manufacturing, marketing, sale, distribution, advertising, labeling, and/or packaging requirements and restrictions should be applied differently to “premium” cigars compared to other tobacco products, including other cigars.

FDA

More in Legislation

See all
Federal Judge Issues Opinion In Favor Of Cigar Industry

Federal Judge Issues Opinion In Favor Of Cigar Industry

The premium cigar industry received good news today as Judge Amit P. Mehta issued his opinion on the …

Jul 5, 2022
Federal Judge Hears Cigar Industry Case Against FDA Regulations

Federal Judge Hears Cigar Industry Case Against FDA Regulations

Judge Amit P. Mehta heard arguments in the lawsuit pitting the U.S. Food & Drug Administration …

May 23, 2022
Delaware Bill For Lower Taxes On Premium Cigars Passes House Committee

Delaware Bill For Lower Taxes On Premium Cigars Passes House Committee

Cigar smokers in “The First State” may be getting a tax break in the future.

Apr 14, 2022
Miami Judge Rules Cruise Companies Liable For Using Cuban Port Facilities

Miami Judge Rules Cruise Companies Liable For Using Cuban Port Facilities

Judge Beth Bloom wrote that the cruise ship companies had engaged in “trafficking activities” by …

Mar 24, 2022
FDA-Funded Scientific Study on Premium Cigars Released

FDA-Funded Scientific Study on Premium Cigars Released

The findings indicate that the risks associated with other tobacco products are different from those …

Mar 11, 2022
Florida Legislature Passes Bill Targeting Beach and Park Smoking—But Spares Cigars

Florida Legislature Passes Bill Targeting Beach and Park Smoking—But Spares Cigars

Smoking on Florida's beaches and parks is under attack from legislation, but lawmakers are sparing …

Mar 3, 2022