FDA/Deeming Regulations

OMB Says NPRM on Nicotine Limits Coming in May 2023 (Update)

According to one White House agency, we should get a first look at how FDA plans on creating nicotine limits for cigarettes next year. As of now, it remains unclear whether this would affect premium cigars.

Report: Biden Administration Intends on Limiting Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

More than four years after it first formally announced the idea, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) appears set to take the next steps to introduce nicotine limits for cigarettes.

Cigar Groups Ask Federal Court to Throw Out FDA Regulations

Three cigar trade groups and the FDA walk into a Washington D.C. federal court room and the judge says… Seriously, there was a surprising number of jokes made during one of the most important hearings about the future of cigar regulation to date.

Brian A. King Named New Director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products

The new head of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has spent more than a decade as a tobacco researcher at the Centers for Disease Control.

Cigar Industry, FDA Lawsuit Hearing Delayed Until May 23

At the last minute, today’s scheduled oral arguments were delayed.

FDA Plans on Banning All Flavored Cigars, Menthol Cigarettes

Today, FDA announced proposed rules regarding flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes. In short, FDA will try to ban all flavored cigars from Swisher Sweets to ACID and Java. Lawsuits inbound.

FDA’s Proposed Flavored Cigar, Menthol Cigarette Bans Clear OMB

FDA’s expected plans to ban flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes could be announced as early as this week.

Michele Mital to Become Acting Director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products

Mital, FDA’s current deputy director, replaces Mitch Zeller, the longtime director of CTP, who is retiring next month.

Cigar Trade Groups, FDA Due Back in Court on May 4, 2022

Attorneys for the cigar industry and FDA will be back in court in early May to argue about whether or not the agency properly followed rules when choosing to regulate all cigars the same way. If the cigar industry is victorious, the ramifications could be as large as throwing out the FDA regulations for “premium cigars.”

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?

National Academy of Sciences Releases Report on Premium Cigars

The much-anticipated NASEM report on premium cigars is out.

While FDA is not bound to adhere to the report’s findings, it does provide some insight as to what the future of premium cigar regulation might look like in the U.S.