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OMB Says NPRM on Nicotine Limits Coming in May 2023 (Update)

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.

Mitch McConnell, Tim Kaine Send Letter to FDA Regarding Inaction on Tobacco 21

Nearly 20 months after Trump made it illegal for those under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products, two U.S. senators are wondering why FDA still hasn’t finalized plans to enforce the law.

FDA Says Update About Proposed Flavored Cigar Rules on Track for Spring 2022

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration says it’s on track to deliver an update about its plans to restrict the sale of certain types of…

30 Members of Congress form Congressional Cigar Caucus

There’s a new Congressional caucus dedicated just to cigars. Earlier this month, the Congressional Cigar Caucus Caucus was approved as a Congressional Member Organization, better…

PCA Sends Letter to White House Objecting to Proposed $96 Billion Tobacco Tax Hikes

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has sent a letter to the White House objecting to the tobacco taxes included in the Build Back Better Act,…

House Tax Bill Includes Massive Cigar Tax Increase

The new major tax bill proposed by Democrats in the House of Representatives would dramatically increase the federal taxes on tobacco products, including more than…

Durbin, Cicilline Introduce Bill to Ban Child Labor at Tobacco Farms

There is yet another attempt to prevent children from working in tobacco fields in the U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I.,…

Report: Biden Administration Plans Ban on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Mass Market Cigars

The Biden administration will announce plans towards banning menthol cigarettes and flavored mass market cigars according to a report from the Washington Post. It’s unclear…

Another U.S. Senate Bill Seeks Massive Federal Tax Increase on Cigars, Other Tobacco Products

Another bill seeking to “close loopholes” in the federal tax code on tobacco products has been introduced into the U.S. Senate, and if passed, could…

Senate Bill Would Dramatically Increase Taxes on Cigars, Other Tobacco Products

A bill aimed at reducing maternal mortality introduced last month in the U.S. Senate would dramatically increase the federal excise taxes paid on tobacco products,…