Senators Introduce Bill to Prevent Tobacco & Vaping Companies From Deducting Advertising Expenses

The bill would certainly impact websites like halfwheel and cigar magazines, but it also could affect cigar retailers including those that don’t have online storefronts or catalogs.

FDA Head Says Agency Plans to Announce Flavored Cigar, Menthol Cigarette Bans in Fall 2023

Given previous statements from FDA, if the agency follows through with this timeline, flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes could be illegal by the end of 2024. That would assume no lawsuits challenging the proposed regulations, an almost certainty.

FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products Responds to Reagan-Udall Foundation Report, Announces Plans for New Transparency & Policy Units

After public missteps surrounding Juul, the Reagan-Udall Foundation was tasked with reviewing how FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products was doing. It issued a report in December outlining some changes, today, the agency has responded in detail about how it plans on making some of those changes.

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.

Report: U.S. Considering Ban on Nicaraguan Imports

As relations deteriorate between the two countries, there is speculation that a ban on imports is being considered.

OMB Says NPRM on Nicotine Limits Coming in May 2023 (Update)

According to one White House agency, we should get a first look at how FDA plans on creating nicotine limits for cigarettes next year. As of now, it remains unclear whether this would affect premium cigars.

Mitch McConnell, Tim Kaine Send Letter to FDA Regarding Inaction on Tobacco 21

Nearly 20 months after Trump made it illegal for those under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products, two U.S. senators are wondering why FDA still hasn’t finalized plans to enforce the law.

FDA Says Update About Proposed Flavored Cigar Rules on Track for Spring 2022

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration says it’s on track to deliver an update about its plans to restrict the sale of certain types of…

30 Members of Congress form Congressional Cigar Caucus

There’s a new Congressional caucus dedicated just to cigars. Earlier this month, the Congressional Cigar Caucus Caucus was approved as a Congressional Member Organization, better…

PCA Sends Letter to White House Objecting to Proposed $96 Billion Tobacco Tax Hikes

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has sent a letter to the White House objecting to the tobacco taxes included in the Build Back Better Act,…