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Trump Administration Bans Americans From Legally Bringing Back Cuban Cigars, Rum

The Trump administration has announced that it will no longer allow Americans to legally bring Cuban cigars and rum after traveling overseas. Previously, Americans traveling...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Some Cigar Excise Taxes Officially Delayed by 90 Days

Cigar companies and others will get an additional 90 days to pay the federal excise taxes they owe on products that were imported between March...
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Treasury Department Delays Excise Tax Payments for Cigars & Other Products Due to Coronavirus (Update: Not Yet)

The Department of the Treasury has announced that it will allow alcohol, tobacco and firearm companies to delay their excise tax payments for 90 days...
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House of Representatives Passes Sweeping Anti-Tobacco Bills, Cigars Exempt from Some Regulations

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a major anti-tobacco bill, one that if enacted would change the fabric of the cigar industry. Earlier today,...
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FDA: Not Enforcing Tobacco 21 Yet

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has clarified its position on a new federal that bans those under 21-years-old from purchasing tobacco products. While...
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PCA & Others Seek Clarification on Federal Tobacco 21 Age Increase Implementation

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) and other trade groups have asked the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to clarify the implementation of the new...
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FDA: Premium Cigars Are Our Lowest Priority

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced plans to more aggressively regulate e-cigarettes and vaping products, specifically flavored pods or cartridges. At the...
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U.S. Senate Approves Spending Bill With Federal Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

The United States is one step away from banning tobacco sales to anyone under the age of 21. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved a...
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