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House Subcommittee Goes After FDA’s Plans for Flavored Cigar/Menthol Bans, Nicotine Limits

A House of Representative Subcommittee voted, on party lines, to prevent the FDA from enacting the flavored cigar and menthol cigarette bans, as well as restrictions on nicotine limits, until after the agency adjust its policies regarding vaping products.

Biden Administration Delays Planned Menthol Cigarette Ban

The menthol delay almost certainly means that a proposed ban on flavored cigarettes is also indefinitely delayed.

FDA Sued Over Menthol Cigarette Ban Delay

FDA is once again getting sued for not banning tobacco products quickly enough. Of note, technically, this lawsuit only applies to the menthol cigarette ban and not the flavored cigar ban.

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.

21 Attorneys General Call for Biden to Approve Flavored Cigar & Menthol Cigarette Bans

Attorneys general from 18 states, two U.S. territories and the District of Columbia have sent the Biden administration a letter urging the White House to quickly act on banning the sales of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.

Court Unveils Schedule for FDA Premium Cigar Lawsuit Appeal

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

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.

Massive Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Reintroduced in Congress

The bill would more than triple the federal taxes on premium cigars. Copy. Paste.