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Maryland Judge Shortens Product Approval Deadline

Maryland Judge Shortens Product Approval Deadline

A judge in Maryland has moved up the deadline for cigar manufacturers to submit certain product approval applications to the Food and Drug Administration.

July 18, 2019
Cuomo Signs Bill Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

Cuomo Signs Bill Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

New York State is raising the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21 years old.

July 16, 2019
Atlanta Mayor Signs Smoking Ban Legislation

Atlanta Mayor Signs Smoking Ban Legislation

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has signed legislation that will prohibit smoking in many of Atlanta's enclosed public areas, including bars, restaurants and Hartsfield-Jackson …

July 10, 2019
Cigar Industry Fights to Delay FDA Product Approval Deadline

Cigar Industry Fights to Delay FDA Product Approval Deadline

The three major cigar industry associations have filed a motion asking a Washington D.C. court to maintain the compliance deadlines that had been previously been set for handmade …

July 3, 2019
Editors' Note: Cigars for the Troops

Editors' Note: Cigars for the Troops

So many things are wrong with the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of the cigar industry that it’s easy to overlook one of the most egregious prohibitions.

July 2, 2019
FDA Extends Commenting Period For Substantial Equivalence

FDA Extends Commenting Period For Substantial Equivalence

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving the public 30 more days to comment on a proposed rule that concerns how cigarmakers will bring new products to market in the future.

June 12, 2019
Beverly Hills Officially Passes Tobacco Sales Ban

Beverly Hills Officially Passes Tobacco Sales Ban

After months of deliberation, Beverly Hills will prohibit the sale of all tobacco products in the city, including premium cigars, beginning in 2021.

June 5, 2019
Beverly Hills Passes Tobacco Sales Ban, Exempts Cigar Lounges

Beverly Hills Passes Tobacco Sales Ban, Exempts Cigar Lounges

The Beverly Hills City Council last night passed an ordinance that bans the sale of nearly all tobacco products within city limits.

May 22, 2019
McConnell Files Bill To Raise Legal Age To Buy Tobacco to 21

McConnell Files Bill To Raise Legal Age To Buy Tobacco to 21

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell has filed a bill that seeks to raise the nationwide minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old.

May 21, 2019