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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
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
Senate Confirms Hahn as New FDA Head

Senate Confirms Hahn as New FDA Head

The Senate today confirmed by a vote of 72 to 18 that Dr. Stephen Hahn will be the new commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

December 12, 2019
FDA Extends Comment Period for Cigar Approval Rule Proposal

FDA Extends Comment Period for Cigar Approval Rule Proposal

Originally set to end today, the FDA says it will continue accepting public feedback until December 16.

November 25, 2019
Anti-Smoking Bill That Would Have Banned Catalog and Internet Sales Exempts Premium Cigars

Anti-Smoking Bill That Would Have Banned Catalog and Internet Sales Exempts Premium Cigars

A bill that sought to ban internet and catalog sales of all tobacco products now has an exemption for premium cigars.

November 19, 2019
Anti-Smoking Bill That Would Ban Catalog and Internet Sales of Tobacco Passes Subcommittee

Anti-Smoking Bill That Would Ban Catalog and Internet Sales of Tobacco Passes Subcommittee

Today in Washington, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee passed H.R. 2339, a legislative bill that, if passed into law, would ban all catalog and …

November 13, 2019
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
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