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Trump Announcing New Cuba Policy This Friday

Editor’s Note: For more information about Trump’s new policy towards Cuba and how it affects cigars, click here. This Friday, President Donald Trump is expected…

Oklahoma Budget Passes Without Cigar Tax Hike

While the price of cigarettes will be going up in the state of Oklahoma, cigar taxes will not. The state’s new budget includes a $1.50…

Report: Trump Plans Reversal of Obama’s Cuba Rules Next Month

Editor’s Note: For more information about Trump’s new policy towards Cuba and how it affects cigars, click here. Next month, President Donald Trump will announce…

What Trump’s Budget Means for Cigars

In short, not much. President Donald Trump’s budget proposal includes substantial cuts to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), formerly known as SCHIP, and the U.S. Food…

FDA Issues Guidance on Three-Month Extension for Deeming Regulations

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guidance document clarifying the three-month extension to future deadlines as part of the deeming regulations….

FDA Pushing Back All Regulation Deadlines By Three Months

It’s been almost a year since the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled its plans to regulate premium cigars, pipe tobacco, e-cigarettes and other tobacco…

FDA Nominee Says He Won’t Ban Flavored Tobacco, Could Sit Out Deeming Regulation Discussion

Earlier this month, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the nominee to head the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), testified in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor…

FDA Increases Fines for Retailers

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its new fine structure for retailers caught in violation of tobacco regulations, which includes an increase…

Cause of Action Institute Files Brief in FDA Lawsuit

A day after Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan and Texas filed a joint amicus curiae brief opposing the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)’s regulation of premium cigars, a…

Four States File Brief Opposing FDA Cigar Regulation

Last night, the states of Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan and Texas filed an amicus curiae brief opposing the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of premium…

Bill to Change FDA Grandfather Date Reintroduced in Congress

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., have introduced the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act in the 115th congress. The bill is actually a bit…