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Cigar Industry, FDA Brief Court Over Potential Deregulation of Premium Cigars

Yesterday, the cigar industry and the Department of Justice submitted briefs regarding the outcome of a July 2022 ruling by a federal court in Washington, D.C. If the cigar industry is successful, “premium cigars” might be deregulated.

Nine Things: FDA’s Regulation of Premium Cigars Deemed Illegal

So you want to know what happens next. Here are “nine” “thoughts” on the matter.

Court Rules FDA Acted Improperly in Regulation of Premium Cigars

The premium cigar industry’s nearly six-year lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration received its biggest win to date. The stage is set for premium cigars to be exempt from FDA regulation.

Cigar Groups Ask Federal Court to Throw Out FDA Regulations

Three cigar trade groups and the FDA walk into a Washington D.C. federal court room and the judge says… Seriously, there was a surprising number of jokes made during one of the most important hearings about the future of cigar regulation to date.

Cigar Industry, FDA Lawsuit Hearing Delayed Until May 23

At the last minute, today’s scheduled oral arguments were delayed.

Cigar Trade Groups, FDA Due Back in Court on May 4, 2022

Attorneys for the cigar industry and FDA will be back in court in early May to argue about whether or not the agency properly followed rules when choosing to regulate all cigars the same way. If the cigar industry is victorious, the ramifications could be as large as throwing out the FDA regulations for “premium cigars.”

11 Things: NASEM’s “Premium Cigars: Patterns of Use, Marketing, and Health Effects”

You didn’t want to read that 526-page FDA-commissioned report about premium cigars? Would you like to read 4,349 words of what I think about it?

National Academy of Sciences Releases Report on Premium Cigars

The much-anticipated NASEM report on premium cigars is out.

While FDA is not bound to adhere to the report’s findings, it does provide some insight as to what the future of premium cigar regulation might look like in the U.S.

FDA Tells Swisher Its Cigars Can Remain on Market Pending SE Reviews, Request Lawsuit Moves to D.C.

There have been a plethora of filings in the lawsuit filed by Swisher against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month, including…

Five Things: What Today’s Federal Appeals Court Loss Means for Cigars

Today, the cigar industry suffered a resounding defeat at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. It’s the latest ruling in Cigar…

Federal Appeals Court Sharply Rejects Cigar Industry’s Appeal in FDA Lawsuit

The three cigar industry trade groups have lost their most recent appeal in the ongoing lawsuit over FDA’s deeming regulations. The decision was unanimous and…