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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,…

Senate Bill Introduced to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

There is once again a bill that seeks to exempt premium cigars from regulation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S….

Biden Picks Xavier Becerra to Head HHS

President-elect Joe Biden has picked Xavier Becerra, currently the attorney general of California, as his nominee to be the secretary of the Department of Health…

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…

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…

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…