FDA/Deeming Regulations

Court Vacates FDA’s Cigar Warning Label Requirement

The U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia has vacated FDA’s warning label requirements for cigars and pipe tobacco. If that sounds familiar, it’s…

Court Denies Injunction Seeking to Delay FDA Substantial Equivalence Deadline Pending Appeal

An appeal filed by the Cigar Association of America (CAA) to suspend enforcement of certain upcoming FDA deadlines pending an appeal has been denied. Judge…

Cigar Association of America Begins Appeal of FDA Substantial Equivalence Ruling

As expected, the Cigar Association of America (CAA) has formally begun the appeals process over last week’s ruling regarding the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s…

Court Delays FDA Product Approval Requirements for Premium Cigars Indefinitely

The FDA’s ability to require premium cigar companies to seek product approval for its cigars has been delayed indefinitely by a federal court. Judge Amit…

Nebraska’s Legislature Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21-Years-Old, Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature (Update)

The minimum age to purchase and possess tobacco products in Nebraska will likely soon be 21-years-old, as the state’s legislature has approved LB 1064 by a…

Judge Critical of FDA’s Deferment Plan for Premium Cigars

Barring an immediate ruling in its favor, the cigar industry could not have had a much better day in court than the one it had…

Cigar Industry, FDA Due Back in D.C. Court Tomorrow

The cigar industry and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration will meet in virtual federal court tomorrow afternoon to discuss FDA’s plans to defer premium…

FDA Tells Court It Intends to Delay Substantial Equivalence for Premium Cigars, Research Premium Cigars

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) intends on re-evaluating how it goes about regulating premium cigars, specifically, researching the potential health effects of smoking…

Cigar Industry, FDA Meet in Court Ahead of September Substantial Equivalence Deadline

Attorneys for the cigar industry and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) were back in federal court to present arguments about whether part or…

District Court Strikes Down FDA Warning Labels for All Cigars & Pipes

In a move that could end up being a mixed bag for premium cigar smokers, a federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Food…

FDA Tells Court It Won’t Delay September Substantial Equivalence Deadline

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is not planning on delaying the current Sept. 9, 2020 deadline by which cigar companies will have to…