Deeming Regulations

Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Secretary

Early Friday morning Rep. Tom Price was confirmed as secretary of Health and Human Services by a vote of 52 to 47. Price, an orthopedic surgeon…

FDA Announces Grandfathered Product Database

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the creation of a grandfathered submissions database, a new tool that—as the name implies—will show a…

Senate Bill to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Introduced Again

There’s a new Congress, a new house Bill regarding premium cigar regulation and a new bill in the Senate. Again. Yesterday, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.,…

Trump Signs New Regulatory Limits; Cigar Regulations Not Affected

This morning, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that seeks to limit the amount of government regulations. The exact text of the executive order requires…

Congressmen Send Letter to Pence Regarding FDA Cigar Regulation

Earlier today, three Congressmen sent a letter to Vice-President Mike Pence urging him and President Donald Trump to consider reversing the regulation of premium cigars…

Bill Introduced in Congress to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA

Once again, there is a bill in Congress that would exempt premium cigars from regulation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Bill Posey,…

Ten Questions for 2017

It’s back. Despite whatever Patrick Lagreid might think, I think I did a B+ job on the Ten Questions for 2016 and as such, I…

FDA Delays Ingredient Listing Deadline to August 2017

Another day, another FDA delay. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has published a revised version of its Listing of Ingredients in Tobacco Products, which…

Graded: The Ten Questions for 2016

As part of our year-end wrap-ups, my colleague Charlie Minato asks 10 questions that he thinks will affect either the cigar industry as a whole or…

Cigar Industry Lawsuit Against FDA Regulation Slated for July 2017

It will be several months before the premium cigar industry gets to plead its case against several points of contention with new regulation by the U.S….

FDA Extends Listing Deadline for Domestic Manufacturers

Cigar factories located in the U.S. were supposed to have until Dec. 31, 2016 to submit a list of products they manufacturer in U.S. factories….