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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

House Passes $1.4 Trillion Spending Bill, Includes Federal Tobacco 21 Law

The United States is one step closer to making it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products. On Tuesday, the…

Dr. Stephen Hahn Confirmed as FDA Commissioner

Dr. Stephen Hahn is the new commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Earlier today, Hahn was confirmed by the Senate by a…

Senate Committee Approves Stephen Hahn’s Nomination as FDA Head

Dr. Stephen Hahn is just one step away from becoming the next commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The Senate Health, Education,…