FDA/Deeming Regulations

FDA Cigar Lawsuit Delayed 30 Days Without Regulation Deadline Extension

The lawsuit between three cigar trades and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been delayed by 30 days. A motion followed by attorneys...
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Six Things: What FDA’s 2021 Delay Means for Cigars

Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would extend deadlines for two provisions that deal with how companies apply for approval...
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CRA & IPCPR Issue Statement on FDA’s Substantial Equivalence Delay

Cigar Rights of America (CRA) and the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) have issued a joint statement regarding the announcement that the...
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FDA Delays Submission Deadline for Cigar Approval to 2021

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will be unveiling a new comprehensive tobacco policy, which amongst other things will delay the...
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Illusione, Cuban Stock Receive FDA Grandfather Status

Illusione and Cuban Stock have become the third and fourth premium cigar brands to receive approval as a grandfathered product by the U.S. Food &...
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We Asked 34 Cigar Companies About FDA, Here are the Results

Prior to the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, I asked our readers if there was anything they’d like to see us cover that we didn’t...
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Six Health Groups File Motion to Intervene in FDA Cigar Lawsuit

Six health groups have filed a motion to intervene in the cigar industry’s lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and its deeming regulations....
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Rubio & Manchin Testify Against FDA Cigar Regulation

Today, at a hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee, premium cigars received some bipartisan support. Sen. Marco Rubo, R-Fla, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., both testified...
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House Subcommittee Passes Agriculture Bill With FDA Premium Cigar Exemption

The 2017 efforts to exempt premium cigars from FDA regulation have taken another step in Congress. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on...
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FDA Grandfather Language Passes House Subcommittee

A measure to change the grandfather date of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations from Feb. 15, 2007 to Aug. 8, 2016...
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FDA Commissioner Testifies to Senate About Premium Cigars

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the newly-appointed commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), testified yesterday in front of a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee regarding the agency’s...
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