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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
No Cigar Tax Relief In New York State Budget

No Cigar Tax Relief In New York State Budget

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that his 2018 state budget has been passed, but to the disappointment of premium cigar smokers, a proposed 45-cent flat tax rate on …

April 11, 2017
24 States Seek To Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

24 States Seek To Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

Two dozen U.S. states have introduced some form of legislation this year that seek to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 years old. Currently, only Hawaii and …

March 29, 2017
Court Date For FDA Lawsuit Pushed Back

Court Date For FDA Lawsuit Pushed Back

The trial that will decide whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration overstepped its boundaries when it issued its Final Deeming Rule has been delayed.

March 23, 2017
Lawmakers Shoot Down New Mexico Cigar Tax

Lawmakers Shoot Down New Mexico Cigar Tax

A bill that sought to increase New Mexico's cigar tax by a whopping 51 percent was defeated by the state's House Taxation and Revenue Committee Thursday afternoon. The bill, SB …

March 17, 2017
Senator Introduces Bill To Exempt Premium Cigars From FDA Regulation

Senator Introduces Bill To Exempt Premium Cigars From FDA Regulation

The fight to keep the U.S. Food and Drug Administration out of cigar shop humidors may still have some life as a group of Senators have reintroduced legislation that looks to …

March 15, 2017
Cigar Industry Supports President Trump’s Nomination For Scott Gottlieb To Head FDA

Cigar Industry Supports President Trump’s Nomination For Scott Gottlieb To Head FDA

President Trump announced Friday plans to nominate Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the government entity that now holds regulatory power over the …

March 13, 2017