May 16, 2014

The FDA’s $10 Exemption Explanation & Problems

For those wondering how the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) came to a $10 retail price point when trying to define a “premium cigar”—there’s…

How Much Will FDA Regulations Cost the Premium Cigar Industry?

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) own internal data—at least $115.6 million over the next 20 years and potentially as much as…

FDA: Regulation Could Cut the Cigar Industry in Half

In a document accompanying the proposed deeming regulations, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) made estimations about the potential impact of proposed regulation and…

Announcing halfwheel.com/fda

Today, we launch our newest project, halfwheel.com/fda. It’s a microsite dedicated to breaking down the deeming regulations with more detail, but also with a much…

Melbourne, Australia Legislators Aiming for New Smoking Ban

An ambitious plan to make Melbourne, Australia’s central business district completely smoke-free within the next three years has begun to gain traction among legislators in…