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FDA Announcing Cigar Regulations Today

Update: FDA has announced its rules, it will regulate premium cigars. The day has come. Later today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is…

Appropriations Bill Could Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

With a deadline to pass an appropriations bill quickly approaching in the U.S. Congress, a new ray of hope to exempt premium cigars from Food…

FDA Reopens Comments On Tobacco Related Rules

The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has reopened public comments on its proposed document titled “Clarification of When Products Made or Derived From…

Sen. Blumenthal Wants New FDA Tobacco Regulations By End of Summer

As the cigar industry awaits FDA’s new guidelines for the regulation of the products they make, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., wants to put a timeline…

FDA Commissioner To Step Down in March

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the past six years, announced today that she will be stepping down…

Weekly News (June 30, 2014)

Cigar News Ashton Symmetry Nears Release AVO 2nd Movement Ships Boutique Blends Plans SWAG Black Cabal Petit Lancero in the Works Casa Fernández Aniversario 2014…

Small Business Administration Raises Concerns with FDA About Deeming Document’s Financial Impact

The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is the latest group to contact the Food and Drug Administration with concerns over the proposed regulations that…

White House Changes to FDA Proposal Benefited Premium Cigar Efforts

While the premium cigar industry continues to lobby for support to protect itself from devastating proposed regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),…

What the FDA Comment Extension Means

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a 30-day extension to the comment period regarding the proposed regulation of cigars, e-cigarettes, pipe and…

FDA Extends Deeming Regulation Comment Period 30 Days

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a 30-day extension to the public comment period regarding the proposed regulation of cigars, e-cigarettes and…

Robert Levin Named New CRA Chairman

Robert Levin has been named the new chairman of Cigar Rights of America (CRA). The announcement comes only a few days after Jeff Borysiewicz, a co-founder…