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.

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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.