FDA/Deeming Regulations

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.

National Academy of Sciences Releasing Report on Premium Cigars Next Week

Next Thursday, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will release its much anticipated report on premium cigars, which will set the stage…

Appeals Court Denies Swisher’s Request for Injunction Against FDA’s Regulations

Swisher, one of the world’s largest cigar companies, lost an appeal seeking an injunction against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s deeming regulations regarding the…

FDA: Apply to be the New Head of Center for Tobacco Products

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has begun accepting applications for those interested in becoming the agency’s new director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products…

Biden Nominates Robert Califf as Next FDA Commissioner

Confirming speculation that began to surface in mid-October, today President Joe Biden nominated Dr. Califf to be the new commissioner of the U.S. Food &…

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…