Deeming Regulations

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.

National Academy of Sciences Releasing Report on Premium Cigars Next Week

Next Thursday, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will release its much anticipated report on premium cigars, which will set the stage…

Appeals Court Denies Swisher’s Request for Injunction Against FDA’s Regulations

Swisher, one of the world’s largest cigar companies, lost an appeal seeking an injunction against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s deeming regulations regarding the…

FDA Publishes Finalized Substantial Equivalence Rule, Impact for Cigars Unclear

Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced finalized rules for companies wishing to get FDA approval for tobacco products through the substantial equivalence…

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…

Swisher Sues FDA Over Sept. 9 Premarket Approval Enforcement

On Sept. 9, 2021, tobacco companies—albeit very few premium cigar companies—could be required to remove their products from shelves while the companies wait for the…

Senate Agriculture Bill Would Direct FDA to Report on Premium Cigar Exemption

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved S. 2599, the 2022 Agriculture Appropriations bill. In it, language is included that would direct the U.S….

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…