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New Jersey Raises Smoking Age To 21 Years Old

New Jersey Raises Smoking Age To 21 Years Old

Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation last Friday that paves the way for New Jersey to become the third state to raise its minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 years old.

July 24, 2017
Bill With FDA Premium Exemption Language Passes House Subcommittee

Bill With FDA Premium Exemption Language Passes House Subcommittee

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture yesterday advanced legislation that includes a rider exempting premium cigars from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's …

June 29, 2017
New FDA Commissioner Comments On Premium Cigars

New FDA Commissioner Comments On Premium Cigars

FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has acknowledged the concerns small businesses face over the agency's regulation of the premium cigar industry and said he will work with …

June 21, 2017
URGENT: WRITE THE FDA

URGENT: WRITE THE FDA

The FDA is trying to smother the handmade cigar industry. We need your help.

June 2, 2017
Pennsylvania Cigar Shops, Bars Could Go Smoke-Free

Pennsylvania Cigar Shops, Bars Could Go Smoke-Free

Pennsylvania lawmakers introduced a bill this month that could ban smoking inside a number of private businesses, including the state's cigar shops, bars and casinos.

May 11, 2017
Gottlieb Confirmed as the New Commissioner of the FDA

Gottlieb Confirmed as the New Commissioner of the FDA

Dr. Scott Gottlieb is officially the new commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after the Senate confirmed the physician into the job yesterday by a vote of 57 to …

May 10, 2017
FDA Extends Final Rule Compliance Deadlines By 90 Days

FDA Extends Final Rule Compliance Deadlines By 90 Days

The cigar industry has been given a 90-day extension to comply with future FDA rulings. Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is extending and …

May 2, 2017
FDA Funded Study Confirms Children Do Not Smoke Premium Cigars

FDA Funded Study Confirms Children Do Not Smoke Premium Cigars

A study published by The New England Journal of Medicine and partially funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows that children in America are not smoking handmade …

April 25, 2017
NYC Mayor Wants Higher Tobacco Taxes

NYC Mayor Wants Higher Tobacco Taxes

The price of cigars in the City That Never Sleeps could possibly go up—significantly. Yesterday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged his full support for an aggressive …

April 20, 2017