Cigar Association of America

Javier Estades Once Again Elected CAA Chairman

Javier Estades is once again the chairman of the Cigar Association of America (CAA). The trade group has announced that Estades—who is the ceo and…

Ten Questions for 2021

There are less than a dozen hours of the year—the year—remaining. As I’ve done at this point of each year for over a decade, it’s…

John Miller Succeeds Javier Estades as Cigar Association of America Chairman

Javier Estades has ended has term as the chairman of the Cigar Association of America (CAA), one of the main cigar lobbying groups. Estades—whose day…

Court Vacates FDA’s Cigar Warning Label Requirement

The U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia has vacated FDA’s warning label requirements for cigars and pipe tobacco. If that sounds familiar, it’s…

Ballot Referendum Planned for California’s Flavored Tobacco Ban

Last month, California passed a ban on flavored tobacco that will prohibit the sale of most flavored tobacco products in the state. As is this…

California Assembly Unanimously Approves Flavored Tobacco Ban with Premium Cigar Exemption

A flavored tobacco ban has been unanimously approved by the California Assembly, advancing the legislation and setting up negotiations between the Assembly and Senate to…

Cigar Industry, FDA Due Back in D.C. Court Tomorrow

The cigar industry and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration will meet in virtual federal court tomorrow afternoon to discuss FDA’s plans to defer premium…

Cigar Industry, FDA Meet in Court Ahead of September Substantial Equivalence Deadline

Attorneys for the cigar industry and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) were back in federal court to present arguments about whether part or…

Six Thoughts: Appeals Court Strikes Down All FDA Cigar & Pipe Warning Labels

Earlier today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) could not require…

District Court Strikes Down FDA Warning Labels for All Cigars & Pipes

In a move that could end up being a mixed bag for premium cigar smokers, a federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Food…

FDA Tells Court It Won’t Delay September Substantial Equivalence Deadline

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is not planning on delaying the current Sept. 9, 2020 deadline by which cigar companies will have to…