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.
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.
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.
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.
At the last minute, today’s scheduled oral arguments were delayed.
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 expected plans to ban flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes could be announced as early as this week.
Mital, FDA’s current deputy director, replaces Mitch Zeller, the longtime director of CTP, who is retiring next month.
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.”
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?
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.