Legislation

Report: Biden Selecting Robert Califf as Next FDA Head

Dr. Robert Califf might once again lead the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. According to a report from The Washington Post, President Joe Biden plans…

FDA Publishes Finalized Substantial Equivalence Rule, Impact for Cigars Unclear

Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced finalized rules for companies wishing to get FDA approval for tobacco products through the substantial equivalence…

San Jose, Calif. Bans Sales of Flavored Tobacco, Some Cigars Exempted

On Tuesday night, San Jose became the largest city in California to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, as the city council unanimously passed…

Somerset, Ky. Rejects Proposal for Cigar Bars

The Somerset City Council was set to vote today on a proposal that would have modified the southern Kentucky city’s smoking ordinance to allow for…

Goleta, Calif. Bans Flavored Tobacco Products

This week, the Goleta City Council voted 4-1 in favor of an ordinance that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco products within city limits,…

PCA Sends Letter to White House Objecting to Proposed $96 Billion Tobacco Tax Hikes

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has sent a letter to the White House objecting to the tobacco taxes included in the Build Back Better Act,…

Coventry, Conn. Bans Smoking on Town Property

With a unanimous 6-0 vote on Monday, the Coventry Town Council passed a ban on the smoking of tobacco and cannabis products on town-owned property….

Massachusetts Town Sued Over Banning Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born After Jan. 1, 2000

Last year, residents of Brookline, Mass. approved a change to its town law that banned the sale of tobacco to anyone born after Jan. 1,…

House Tax Bill Includes Massive Cigar Tax Increase

The new major tax bill proposed by Democrats in the House of Representatives would dramatically increase the federal taxes on tobacco products, including more than…

Vernon, Conn. Bans Smoking in Parks, Town-Owned Properties

In response to concerns over the “congregation of large and disruptive crowds” in town-owned parks, Vernon, Conn. has banned smoking on all town-owned properties. It…

FDA Tells Swisher Its Cigars Can Remain on Market Pending SE Reviews, Request Lawsuit Moves to D.C.

There have been a plethora of filings in the lawsuit filed by Swisher against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month, including…