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Court Grants Cigar Industry More Time to Respond to FDA’s Appeal of Premium Cigar Lawsuit (Update)

Attorneys representing the cigar industry have asked the court to let them have until April 1, 2024 to respond to the government’s appeal. The government is opposed, allegedly interested in having oral arguments heard on the appeal in May.

Appeal Filed in FDA Premium Cigar Lawsuit

Today, the attorneys representing the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a brief in their appeal of the decision in Cigar Association of America…

Court Unveils Schedule for FDA Premium Cigar Lawsuit Appeal

The Department of Justice will have to file its brief by Jan. 16, 2024.

House Resolution Introduced to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

The resolution would define a premium cigar and declare it to be separate from other tobacco products.

White House Delays FDA’s Flavored Cigar, Menthol Cigarette Bans Until 2024

The new timeline suggest the final rules could be announced in March 2024, but it’s unclear whether that will happen.

CAA, PCA Ask OMB to Stop FDA’s Proposed Flavored Cigar Ban

Earlier this week, the two groups met with government officials regarding the upcoming flavored cigar ban.

FDA Informs Premium Cigar Companies of Updated User Fee Process Following Lawsuit

The effects of last month’s ruling in Cigar Association of America et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration et al. are beginning to shape.

Biden White House Announces New Anti-Tobacco Measures as Part of Cancer Moonshot Program

While there are no major policy changes, these announcement serve as a reminder that the Biden White House supports FDA’s plans to ban the sales of flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes.

FDA Extends Comment Period for Tobacco Manufacturing Standards Proposal

You now have 30 more days to submit comments regarding FDA’s proposed new rules for factories that produce tobacco products. Despite the premium cigar industry’s court victory earlier this month, many cigar companies will likely need to comply with these rules.