FDA/Deeming Regulations

Senators Reintroducing Bill to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is once again introducing a bill that would exempt premium and traditional cigars from FDA regulation.

Reagan-Udall Foundation Publishes Review of FDA’s Tobacco Regulations

The Reagan-Udall Foundation’s report is critical of FDA’s leadership, transparency and inability to act quickly. While cigars are barely mentioned in the report, there are some parts of this that could impact the regulation of cigars in the future.

HHS Inspector General Critical of FDA’s Regulation of Online Tobacco Retailers

The report indicated that FDA issued warning letters to 899 online retailers from 2010-2020 but “took no enforcement actions.”

Court Blocks FDA’s Plans for Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes

This is the latest in a long line of rulings against American regulators who have attempted to require more aggressive warning labels on tobacco products. Even if FDA had won the case, the ruling would have had no immediate impact on cigars.

Premium Cigar Association Meets With Dr. Brian King, New FDA CTP Director

PCA’s meeting comes while the industry awaits whether FDA will still regulate “premium cigars.”

Cigar Industry, FDA Brief Court Over Potential Deregulation of Premium Cigars

Yesterday, the cigar industry and the Department of Justice submitted briefs regarding the outcome of a July 2022 ruling by a federal court in Washington, D.C. If the cigar industry is successful, “premium cigars” might be deregulated.

FDA’s Comment Period on Proposed Flavored Cigar Ban Ends Today (Update)

Manufacturers, retailers, consumers and other interested parties are invited to submit comments on the matter.

FDA Commissioner Orders Outside Review of Center for Tobacco Products & Others

The Reagan-Udall Foundation will evaluate FDA’s actions in regards to JUUL’s botched PMTA process as well as the baby formula shotrage.

Nine Things: FDA’s Regulation of Premium Cigars Deemed Illegal

So you want to know what happens next. Here are “nine” “thoughts” on the matter.

Court Rules FDA Acted Improperly in Regulation of Premium Cigars

The premium cigar industry’s nearly six-year lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration received its biggest win to date. The stage is set for premium cigars to be exempt from FDA regulation.