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Cigar Industry Petitions for Six-Month Delay from Upcoming Substantial Equivalence Deadline

Cigar Industry Petitions for Six-Month Delay from Upcoming Substantial Equivalence Deadline

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, leading lobbying groups for the handmade cigar industry have filed a joint petition with the U.S. government for a six-month stay …

March 24, 2020
Cigar Industry Argues For Relief From Key Product Approval Deadline

Cigar Industry Argues For Relief From Key Product Approval Deadline

As an important product approval deadline looms, the cigar industry asked a trio of circuit court judges this morning for relief.

March 18, 2020
House Passes ‘Historic’ Bill Exempting Premium Cigars from Internet Sales, Premarket Review—But There’s a Catch

House Passes ‘Historic’ Bill Exempting Premium Cigars from Internet Sales, Premarket Review—But There’s a Catch

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill last Friday that aspires to curtail youth use of tobacco products with strict new regulations. However, premium cigars are exempt …

March 3, 2020
Trump’s Budget Would Create New Tobacco Regulation Agency

Trump’s Budget Would Create New Tobacco Regulation Agency

President Trump presented a $4.8 trillion budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year that calls for the creation of a new agency to focus on tobacco regulation, a move that would …

February 11, 2020
D.C. Judge Strikes Down Warning Labels for Premium Cigars

D.C. Judge Strikes Down Warning Labels for Premium Cigars

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wanted to place oversized warning labels on premium cigar packaging when it published its Final Deeming Rule four years ago, but earlier …

February 3, 2020
Florida Lawmaker Files Measure Urging Members to Support Cigar-Exemption Bills

Florida Lawmaker Files Measure Urging Members to Support Cigar-Exemption Bills

Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-32) introduced a memorial bill yesterday in the Florida House that encourages his fellow lawmakers to support two federal bills that would protect premium …

January 15, 2020
Tobacco 21: Retailers Respond

Tobacco 21: Retailers Respond

With the stroke of a pen, the legal age to buy tobacco anywhere in the U.S. became 21 immediately after President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on December 20—and …

January 7, 2020
FDA Says Premium, Handmade Cigars Are ‘Lowest Priority’

FDA Says Premium, Handmade Cigars Are ‘Lowest Priority’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new guidance last week citing handmade cigars as the agency’s “lowest priority,” indicating that a bit of regulatory relief could be …

January 6, 2020
Congress Raises Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

Congress Raises Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

The legal age to purchase tobacco products, including handmade cigars, in the United States will be raised to 21 years old.

December 20, 2019