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17 Questions: The Premium Cigar Industry Won the FDA Lawsuit

Nearly 5,000 words on what yesterday’s major legal victory means for the premium cigar industry.

Ciao, A PCA 2023 Recap

After these 3,403 words, halfwheel’s coverage of the 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show is more or less over. We hope you enjoyed the ride, please remember to take your belongings with you.

16 Thoughts: FDA Proposes Regulating Cigar Factories & Other Tobacco Manufacturing Facilities

FDA has announced a proposed plan that would require all tobacco manufacturing facilities to create, follow and document a wide range of procedures ranging from cleanliness to production processes to vetting suppliers like tobacco growers. While nothing changed today, this marks a monumental step forward in how FDA could regulate the cigar industry because today’s proposed changes would mean FDA would be regulating the cigar factories directly.

13 Thoughts: STG Buys Alec Bradley

Hey, STG acquired another company during Day 1 of TPE.

Ten Questions for 2023

Two days late and a dollar short, it’s time to think about some big storylines for the cigar industry in 2023.

Graded: Ten Questions for 2022

It’s time to see just how clear Charlie Minato’s crystal ball was when it came to looking ahead to 2022.

Nine Things: FDA’s Regulation of Premium Cigars Deemed Illegal

So you want to know what happens next. Here are “nine” “thoughts” on the matter.

13 Questions: Explaining FDA’s Plans to Ban Flavored Cigars, Menthol Cigarettes

Yesterday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration followed through with its commitment to move closer towards bans on the sales of flavored cigars and menthol…

11 Things: NASEM’s “Premium Cigars: Patterns of Use, Marketing, and Health Effects”

You didn’t want to read that 526-page FDA-commissioned report about premium cigars? Would you like to read 4,349 words of what I think about it?