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Trump Nominates Cancer Specialist to Head FDA

Trump Nominates Cancer Specialist to Head FDA

Dr. Stephen Hahn has been tapped by Trump to lead the government agency that oversees tobacco regulation as well as policies for everything from drugs and medical devices to food …

November 1, 2019
Cigar Industry Argues FDA Warnings in Appeals Court

Cigar Industry Argues FDA Warnings in Appeals Court

The cigar industry earlier today argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit, one of the country’s highest courts, that the Food and Drug Administration’s …

October 29, 2019
Proposal That Would Have Increased Cigar Taxes Defeated

Proposal That Would Have Increased Cigar Taxes Defeated

A bill introduced last month that sought to dramatically increase the federal tax on premium cigars is moving forward, but without the tax.

October 25, 2019
Justice Department Appeals Judge’s Decision to Shorten Product Approval Deadline

Justice Department Appeals Judge’s Decision to Shorten Product Approval Deadline

Today, the Department of Justice filed an appeal on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration that asks the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to strike down a Maryland …

October 24, 2019
Judge Declines to Extend Substantial Equivalence Deadline to Cigar Industry

Judge Declines to Extend Substantial Equivalence Deadline to Cigar Industry

A judge in Washington D.C. has denied the cigar industry’s request to extend the deadline for a key product approval rule known as Substantial Equivalence.

October 21, 2019
PCA Launches Campaign to Oppose Cigar Tax Increase

PCA Launches Campaign to Oppose Cigar Tax Increase

Two bills have recently been introduced in Washington D.C. to help curtail the national youth vaping epidemic. Unfortunately for cigar enthusiasts, both measures would also …

September 25, 2019
Judge Deems FDA “Unfair” in its Refusal to Postpone Cigar Warning Rule

Judge Deems FDA “Unfair” in its Refusal to Postpone Cigar Warning Rule

Although the Food & Drug Administration is requiring cigar companies to put larger health warning labels on its packaging, the agency has yet to finalize the details of its …

September 11, 2019
PCA Campaign Seeks to Gain Military Exemption in Tobacco 21 Bill

PCA Campaign Seeks to Gain Military Exemption in Tobacco 21 Bill

The Premium Cigar Association has kicked off a new grassroots campaign to drum up support for a military exemption in a federal "Tobacco 21" bill.

July 23, 2019
Cigar Industry Blasts FDA Product Approval Plan

Cigar Industry Blasts FDA Product Approval Plan

The cigar industry’s largest companies and the three lobbying groups have filed comments citing their disapproval of how the FDA has handled premium cigar regulation.

July 22, 2019