Today, FDA announced proposed rules regarding flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes. In short, FDA will try to ban all flavored cigars from Swisher Sweets to ACID and Java. Lawsuits inbound.
Bangor was the first city in Maine to pass a ban on flavored tobacco products. The law is being repealed before it took effect.
San Diego joins a steadily growing list of California cities to ban flavored tobacco products, though premium cigars get an exemption.
FDA’s expected plans to ban flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes could be announced as early as this week.
The Alaska Senate has passed a bill making the minimum age to purchase or possess tobacco products to 21-years-old. It now heads to the House for debate and passage before the session ends in just a few weeks.
On Tuesday night, Brunswick became the third city in Maine to pass a flavored tobacco ban.
Mital, FDA’s current deputy director, replaces Mitch Zeller, the longtime director of CTP, who is retiring next month.
The Kansas House has passed a bill that would update the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, the federal standard.
Attorneys for the cigar industry and FDA will be back in court in early May to argue about whether or not the agency properly followed rules when choosing to regulate all cigars the same way. If the cigar industry is victorious, the ramifications could be as large as throwing out the FDA regulations for “premium cigars.”
This week, the New Iberia City Council passed an ordinance by a 4-3 vote that will ban smoking in a number of public places, including…