Dr. Stephen Hahn is the new commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Earlier today, Hahn was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 72-18. He is now the fourth person to lead the agency in the last year.
Hahn is a cancer specialist who is currently the chief medical executive of MD Anderson, the famous cancer hospital in Houston. He previously worked for the National Cancer Institute and the University of Pennsylvania.
His thoughts on cigars and the regulation of cigars are not known. In recent weeks, various members of the cigar industry have privately expressed optimism about getting relief from cigar regulation through the White House, which Hahn reports, potentially by the end of the calendar year.